New 40mph speed restriction for A90 near Ellon
The A90 between Bridgend and Oldmeldrum Road (B9000), just south of Ellon, will be subject to a 40mph speed restriction from around 8pm Friday evening (2 December) to enable utility works to be undertaken as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty project (AWPR/B-T).
The speed restriction, which will affect just 600m of the A90, is expected to be in place for around four months and will enable workers to safely complete the works while road users continue to use the A90.
An AWPR/B-T project spokesperson said:
“The A90 between Murcar and Ellon has been subject to a 50mph speed restriction since Monday 1 August 2016. However, the speed restriction for a short 600m section between Bridgend and B9000 (Oldmeldrum Road) will be reduced further to 40mph for around four months to ensure the safety of road workers, who may be working adjacent to or beneath the road, and road users while utility works are undertaken nearby.
“We would encourage road users to apply more caution than usual when driving through or nearby this section of the A90.”
The dates provided are accurate at the time of issue but are subject to change at short notice.
Average speed cameras are currently in operation on the A90 between Blackdog and Balmedie to enhance safety for construction workers and road users whilst the AWPR/B-T is being built.
When complete, the AWPR/B-T will help to reduce congestion, cut journey times and improve safety. It will also enable local authorities to develop public transport solutions.
Over the next three decades, the AWPR/B-T is expected to bring in an additional £6 billion to the north-east economy and create around 14,000 new jobs. Around 1,500 are currently working on the project, including on-the-job training for apprentices and local employment opportunities for long-term unemployed people.
For further information on traffic management, visit the AWPR/B-T project page at http://www.transport.gov.scot/road/aberdeen-western-peripheral-route/traffic-management