Road Orders published for AWPR

The temporary road orders, which will come into effect on 1 August 2018, will allow traffic to use the newly constructed sections of road between Stonehaven to Craibstone and Cleanhill to Charleston after the contractor has completed its final preparation works.

Similarly, the temporary road order for Stonehaven and Charleston will allow traffic to make full use of the newly constructed slips roads and junctions at these locations when they become available for use.

Further details will be provided when available.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“In line with the previous temporary road orders published for the Parkhill to Blackdog section and Balmedie to Tipperty section, there is still a significant amount of work to be undertaken by the contractor before these new sections can open safely.

“Finishing works need to be completed and compulsory road safety audits, which can take several weeks due to the length of the new sections of road, have to be carried out in advance of the road opening. This is a complex process and, as with other major road construction projects, can take some time.

“Further details will be made available once this process is complete and the opening dates can be confirmed.

“We would like to thank local communities, road users and businesses from across the north east who have been extremely patient while these works are on-going.

“The remaining section between Craibstone and Parkhill is also expected to open by late Autumn 2018.”

The temporary road orders will also allow the contractor to apply reduced speed limits to the slip roads and approaches to junction to safely undertake any snagging works that may be required.

The AWPR/B-T project will improve journey time reliability, reduced congestion and enhanced safety as well as providing a boost for the local economy, with the project expected to generate an additional £6 billion to the north-east economy and create around 14,000 jobs over the next 30 years.