AWPR - weekend closures for B979

The contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project is expecting to close a short section of the B979 Netherley Road at Stonehaven for two weekends.

It is anticipated that the B979 will close between Mains of Ury and the junction with Glenury Road around 8pm on Friday 16 March until 6am on Monday 19 March, and again at 8pm on Friday 23 March until 6am on Monday 26 March.  These closures will enable workers to carry out surfacing works and progress the construction of the new Stonehaven Junction.

Diversions will be sign-posted. Road users heading south into Stonehaven on the B979 Netherley Road should turn left to join the A90 slip road heading north towards Aberdeen. They should then leave the A90 at the Newtonhill flyover junction and re-join the A90 heading south, taking the first exit to Stonehaven, U90K Den of Logie Road.

Road users heading north from Stonehaven should travel via the B979 David Street, Allardice Street and then the A957 Bridgefield, Dunnottar Avenue up to Glasslaw Junction. They should then turn right onto the A92, known locally as the Coast Road (Dunfermline to Stonehaven Road), which leads to the A90.

There will be no access to the A90 via the new southbound slip road during these closures.
For safety reasons, it will not be possible to permit through access for pedestrians or cyclists on the B979 Netherley Road; however, a taxi service will be available to provide transfers to the other side of the closure via the diversion.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“The contractor has been working closely with Police Scotland and the local authorities to ensure anyone who needs to use this section of the B979 Netherley Road has a viable alternative available to them, while enhancing the safety of road users and road workers.

“Road users who would normally use these routes should plan their journeys in advance so that they can reach their destination safely and on time.

“We would like to thank road users and the local community for their on-going support and patience during the construction works.”