Milltimber Brae Beams Set For Delivery

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project is expected to take delivery of twelve 23m long beams on Thursday 8 December, between 9.30am and 3.30pm, to enable the contractor to construct the new bridge at Milltimber Brae, south of North Deeside Road.

The permanent bridge at Milltimber Brae is being built as set out in plans published in 2007 and approved in 2010. It will provide vehicular access to local properties, and also a shared use path to reconnect the Deeside Way.

The beam deliveries will be brought to the site via abnormal load trucks. These will leave Stracathro and travel along the A90 before joining Wellington Road (A956) and turning left onto West Tullos Road. They will then turn right at the Great Southern Road roundabout before crossing the River Dee and turning left onto Riverside Drive where they will join Holburn Street and then turn right onto South Anderson Drive (A90). They will then turn left onto Great Western Road (A93) before turning left into the site at the top of Milltimber Brae.

A Transport Scotland 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 are due to take place when the roads are quieter for safety reasons.

“Beam deliveries are integral to the project, which will have 75 principal structures, including two river crossings, one railway bridge, and over 70 culverts.”

The dates given for beam deliveries are accurate at the time of issue but are subject to change at short notice.

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

"The new bridge will provide the local community with continued access along the Deeside Way and over the new AWPR. When fully reinstated, the revised route for the Deeside Way will increase marginally in length by around 60m. The route was chosen following an extensive consultation and, at the request of Aberdeen City Council, it allows for any potential future reinstatement of the railway line, should it be developed.

“Until the bridge is complete and open to use, an alternative temporary diversion route has been put in place, via Milltimber Brae and North Deeside Road, making use of public roads and public rights of way to safely guide users around the works."

The AWPR/B-T project is expected to bring in an additional £6 billion to the north-east economy and create around 14,000 jobs over the next 30 years, including more than 1,000 jobs for the construction industry. There will also be tangible benefits for the business community and road users with better journey time reliability and reduced congestion.

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 6 Dec 2016