Public Invited to Haudagain Design Show

The invitation comes as Transport Scotland is due to publish the draft Road Orders and Environmental Statement for the scheme tomorrow (Friday June 26).

The designs go on display at a public exhibition in Aberdeen giving locals and road users a chance to comment on the proposals.

Transport Minister Derek Mackay said:

“The Scottish Government is committed to making substantial improvements to the road network and reducing congestion for road users right across the north east, with work having started in earnest on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and Balmedie-Tipperty scheme – the single largest contract of its type currently on the ground anywhere in the UK.

“We also understand the frustration felt by those road users affected by the longstanding traffic bottleneck at Haudagain, and we remain on target to start the work once the bypass is completed in a little over two years.

“Having identified a preferred option of a new dual carriageway link road for Haudagain last April, we are set to publish draft Orders for the scheme, so I’d encourage anyone interested to come along to one of the public exhibitions next week to see the plans for themselves and share their views.

“In parallel with taking forward the design work for this scheme, Transport Scotland officials continue to work closely with the council officials, who are responsible for the Middlefield Regeneration scheme, to identify a joint programme to progress both projects in tandem.

“We made a promise to deliver a new bypass and we are delivering. With the statutory work on Haudagain now underway, we are also making good on our promise to improve the north east’s most notorious bottleneck which will soon deliver further road improvements for Aberdeen and for the north east.”

Construction of the scheme is expected to start following completion of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty scheme.

Notes to editors

Details of the public exhibitions:

Wednesday 1 July 2015 12 noon – 7 pm

Thursday 2 July 2015 10 am – 6 pm

Lord Provost Henry E Rae Community Centre

Manor Avenue


AB16 7UR

Further information on the Haudagain Improvement scheme can be found at:

Published 25 Jun 2015