Temporary bridge to span A96
An AWPR/B-T project spokesperson said:
“Our construction works are now well underway but we want to make sure that these are done by causing as little disruption as possible.
“As the A96 is an extremely busy local and commuter road, a number of options were considered before a decision was taken to install a temporary bridge over the road.
“This means that construction traffic will have uninterrupted access to the site over the A96 with minimal disruption to the local community and commuters.”
To enable the a temporary bridge pier to be constructed within the central reserve, overnight traffic restrictions will be in place on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th November 2015, between 2000hrs and 0600hrs. This will mean that only one lane will be available in each direction during this period.
At the weekend, between 0600hrs on Saturday 28th and 0600hrs on Monday 30th November, further restrictions will be in place with a contraflow on the A96 eastbound and westbound carriageways. These works will allow the contractor to safely lift and place the temporary bridge over the A96.
Laybys on the eastbound and westbound carriageways will be closed while these works are in place. Right turns, from the A96 eastbound and westbound will also be temporarily suspended over this period and will be replaced with local diversions via Dyce Drive and Kinellar Roundabout.
More information on major traffic management works being undertaken on behalf of the AWPR/B-T can be found on the project site at http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/road/aberdeen-western-peripheral-route/traffic-management
The latest information on road works and current road conditions on Scottish motorway and trunk roads can be found on the Traffic Scotland website. You can also follow @trafficscotland. Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council also have details of planned works for local roads.