AWPR/B-T, A975 Newburgh Road/existing A90 Junction to close

The new Balmedie Link Road will open to traffic from 6am on Thursday 14 June, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

This new road will enable road users to access residences and business on the existing A90 from the new Balmedie Junction via Balmedie village.

Following this new road opening to traffic, it is anticipated that the A975 Newburgh Road/existing A90 Junction at Rashiereive will close for seven days from 6am on Thursday 14 June until 6am on Wednesday 20 June 2018. This closure is necessary to allow the contractor to safely complete the new section of the A975 at its new tie-in with the existing A90.

Drivers will be able to access local roads south of the closure by following the signed diversion via the new Balmedie Junction.

Due to the location of this closure and its proximity with the public road network to the north of the closure, there will be a number of diversionary routes in place.

A shuttle bus service will run between Balmedie, Foveran and Newburgh. Information on the alternative bus timetables and routes is available from Stagecoach.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“While these works are on-going, signage will be in place to inform road users of the changes to road layout. This signage should be observed to ensure their own safety, the safety of other road users and also road workers.

“We would suggest that road users consider this closure before they start their journeys to ensure they can reach their destination safely and on time.

“Once this closure is complete, road users will be able to use the A975 Newburgh Road via the new Newburgh Junction and existing A90 to access local residences and businesses.

“We would like to thank road users and the local community for their continued patience while these major infrastructure works are on-going.”