Bridge Beams Set For Delivery

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project is expected to take delivery of ten 28m long beams on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 August to enable the contractor to construct a bridge which will carry the (U19C) Leuchlands to Cranbog to Sheilhill Road, which is located between Goval and Blackdog, over the new road.

The beams will be delivered on trucks, which will carry one beam each, by travelling north on the A90 and exiting onto Wellington Road. They will enter West Tullos Road, turn right onto Great Southern Road and then left onto Riverside Drive. They will turn left onto Holburn Street and then right onto the A90 (Anderson Drive) and travel northwards past Haudagain roundabout.

The trucks will travel along the A90, until they reach the AECC, where they will turn left and continue on the A90 to the Murcar roundabout. They will then join the B999 (Tarves Road). The beams will then be delivered to site at Cranfield.

The deliveries will be transported during daylight for safety reasons, between approximately 9.30am and 3.30pm.

An AWPR/B-T spokesperson said:

“The contractor has been working closely with Police Scotland and the local authorities to minimise any inconvenience that may be caused due to beam deliveries. The deliveries take place during the day for safety reasons. The trucks only enter the city during off-peak travelling periods when roads are quieter.

“Beam deliveries are integral to the project, which will have 75 principal structures, including two river crossings and one railway bridge, and over 70 culverts, and a significant number of these deliveries are expected over the next year.

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

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 11 Aug 2016