Beam Delivery for Aberdeen Bypass Project

Another new milestone for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty project will be reached this week when a bridge beam is delivered for the B977 Echt to Balmedie Road (west) overbridge on Tuesday 23 February.

The steel beam, which is 33m long and 3.6m wide, will arrive on a special abnormal load vehicle from Darlington.

The truck will join Wellington Road from the A90 and turn left onto West Tullos Road; right onto the B9077 and left onto Riverside Drive before turning left onto Holburn Street. At the Bridge of Dee roundabout the vehicle will turn right and continue on the A90 until it reaches the Haudagain Roundabout. The load will turn left onto Auchmill Road before continuing on the A947 towards Dyce, where it will travel along Riverview Drive. On leaving Dyce, the vehicle will turn left on the B977 towards Hatton of Fintray, before entering the AWPR/B-T project site.

We expect the beams will be transported under Police Scotland escort during daylight hours for safety reasons, between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

A AWPR/B-T spokesperson said: “There will be a number of beam deliveries over the course of this year and 2017. This beam is integral to the AWPR/B-T project, which will have 75 principal structures, two river crossings, one railway bridge and over 70 culverts.

“We are working closely with Police Scotland and the local authorities to minimise any disruption that these deliveries may bring.

“We would like to thank road users and the local community for their on-going support and patience during the construction of the AWPR/B-T.”

Notes to editors

More information on major traffic management works being undertaken on behalf of the AWPR/B-T can be found on the project site at

Published 22 Feb 2016