Overnight closures for C89C Chapel of Stoneywood to Fairley Road and U90C Tulloch Road
Road closures for the C89C Chapel of Stoneywood to Fairley Road and U90C Tulloch Road are planned to be in place over the next week to enable the contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project to link the new bridge to both roads.
The C89C Chapel of Stoneywood to Fairley Road will close from 8pm on Friday 10 March until 5am on Monday 13 March and the U90C Tulloch Road will close from 5am on Monday 13 March until 10pm on Tuesday 14 March.
A diversion will be in place while the C89C Chapel of Stoneywood to Fairley Road is closed. Road users intending to head south from the U90C onto the C89C should continue east along the U90C Forrit Brae, turning right into the U90C Hopetoun Grange and then onto A96 Inverurie Road. They should then follow the C88C Inverurie Road, the C88C Kepplehills Roads and C88C Newhills Road before continuing their journey south on the C89C Chapel of Stoneywood to Fairley Road. The reverse journey should be followed for those travelling north.
A diversion will also be in place while the U90C Tulloch Road is closed. Road users driving north on the C89C Chapel of Stoneywood to Fairley Road should travel via the U90C at Forrit Brae, the A96 Aberdeen-Inverness trunk road and the B979 at Tyrebagger. They should then join the C93C Borrowstone Road where they can either rejoin the U90C Tulloch Road or continue south to the A944 Skene Road (Westhill to Aberdeen road). Drivers heading west along the U90C on Tulloch Road should join the C93C Borrowstone Road and then use the A944 to head south or use the B979 to head north.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“It is expected that these two temporary road closures will enable the contractor to complete the tie-ins for the new Tulloch Road bridge. When this new bridge opens in the coming weeks, traffic will be moved onto the new road alignment and traffic will travel on a bridge which will take them over the route of the AWPR.
“These roads are well-used commuter routes and the contractor has timed these closures to minimise the impact they may have on road users. However, we would like to encourage those drivers who would consider using the C89C Chapel of Stoneywood to Fairley Road over the weekend or the U90C Tulloch Road at the beginning of each week to plan their journey in advance. They should also give themselves additional travelling time so that they can reach their destination safely and on time.”
"We thank road users in advance for their patience during this period."
When complete, the AWPR/B-T will help to reduce congestion, cut journey times, improve safety and lower pollution in Aberdeen City Centre. It will also enable local authorities to develop public transport solutions.
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.