Temporary closure of A90 southbound slip road to Newburgh

The contractor is expected to temporarily close the A90 southbound slip road to Newburgh for surfacing works for five days as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

To enable the works to proceed safely, the A90 diverge slip road, from the southbound A90 main carriageway at Tipperty to the B9000 east, will close from around 6 AM on Monday February 19 until 8 PM on Friday February 23, 2018.

Diversions will be signposted. To gain access to the B9000 east during the closure, road users should continue to travel southbound on the A90 until they reach the A975 Newburgh Junction where they should then turn left and join the A975 north towards Newburgh. Road users will then be directed to re-join the B9000 east of the closure.

As part of these works, access to the realigned Tarty Road from the B9000 will also close for surfacing works. From the A90, road users can access Tarty Road via Logie Road.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“The temporary closure of the A90 southbound diverge slip road to Newburgh is necessary to enable the contractor to complete surfacing works in this area. Road users who would normally use this route should plan their journeys in advance so that they can reach their destination safely and on time.

“We would like to ask road users to drive with more caution than usual and to observe all signage for their own safety, as well as for the safety other road users and the construction workforce.

 “We would also like to thank road users and the local community for their on-going support and patience during the construction works.”

These works are weather dependent and are subject to change.

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.

Over the next three decades, the AWPR/B-T is expected to bring in an additional £6 billion to the north-east economy and create around 14,000 new jobs.