Milltimber Junction Beams Set For Delivery

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project is expected to take delivery of 48 beams in the coming weeks, which will enable the contractor to construct the new Milltimber Junction Overbridge.

These deliveries will include 24 beams between Saturday 8 October and Monday 10 October; and 24 beams between Saturday 15 October and Monday 17 October.
The dates given are accurate at the time of issue but are subject to change at short notice.

The trucks will leave Stracathro and travel along the A90 before joining Wellington Road (A956) and then 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 Anderson Drive (A90). They will then turn left onto Great Western Road (A93) before turning right 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 during off-peak travelling periods between 9.30am and 3.30pm 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. A significant number of these deliveries are expected over the next six months or so.

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

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:

Notes to editors

These deliveries will include:

- fourteen 31m long beams on seven abnormal load trucks on Saturday 8 October and Sunday 9 October;

- ten 16m (approx) long beams on five abnormal load trucks on Monday 10 October;

- ten 13m (approx) long beams on five abnormal load trucks on Saturday 15 October; and

- fourteen 26m (approx) long beams on seven abnormal load trucks on Sunday 16 October and Monday 17th October.

Published 7 Oct 2016