New Aberdeen Bypass Diversion To Open

It is expected that a section of the B977 (Scotstown Road) at Parkhill will temporarily close later this week for around 16 weeks to enable the road construction’s contractor to build a new bridge that will carry the new B977 (Scotstown Road) over the AWPR/B-T and undertake associated roadworks.

During this temporary closure, a short, signed diversion will be in place, which will involve road users using a new section of the C25C (Newmachar Church Road) which has been constructed as part of the AWPR/B-T project.

An AWPR/B-T spokesperson said:

"This new bridge will carry traffic over the AWPR on the B977 which, along with associated works, will improve safety and improve journey time reliability in this area.

“The new temporary diversion is around 1300m long, adding 300m when compared to the existing B977, and is expected to add around 10 minutes to road users’ journeys during busy travelling periods. We would therefore like to advise people to set aside some additional time for their journeys.

"We would also like to ask road users to drive with more caution than usual, so that they can become accustomed to the new temporary diversion.

“Access to local businesses will be maintained at all times.”

A speed restriction of 30mph is already in place on the B977 (Scotstown Road), C25C (Newmachar Church Road) and B997 (Echt to Balmedie Road) at this location.

For further information on traffic management relating to this project, please visit the project page at

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty project, the longest roads construction project currently underway in the UK, is a live construction site and as such changes to traffic management are possible at short notice.

Published 17 Aug 2016 Tags