Changes to road layout at Balmedie

The contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty project (AWPR/B-T) will close the existing A90/Eigie Road junction at the south of Balmedie during week commencing 18 July 2016.

This junction requires to be closed until the new junction is open. The new grade separated Balmedie Junction is currently being constructed at this location. Once complete, the new Balmedie Junction will link the A90 and Eigie Road by a safer means of an underpass beneath the A90, removing the need for right turns across oncoming traffic.

To ensure the continued safety of all road users using the A90/Old Road junction north of Balmedie, temporary traffic signals will also be installed and operational next week. These will be operational during morning and evening weekday peak travelling hours to allow safer access to the A90 during these busier periods.

Following consultations it has been agreed that access for emergency vehicles will be provided through the works at the A90/Eigie Road Junction, if required.

A 50mph speed restriction is already in place on the A90 at Balmedie.

An AWPR/B-T spokesperson said:

"AWPR/B-T project works have been ongoing at Balmedie but the changes, which are about to take place, are the most significant to date.

“We strongly advise road users to plan their routes before they set off on their journey. Drivers need to be aware that the existing A90/Eigie Road junction will be closed while works are progressing, and of the necessary measures in place at the A90/Old Road junction.

“As with any changes to road layout, we recommend that all drivers using these routes apply more caution than usual."

Notes to editors

For further information on traffic management during the construction of the AWPR/B-T project, please visit the project website at

Published 14 Jul 2016