Thousands visit the AWPR/B-T Exhibitions

More than 2,200 road users and members of the public took the opportunity to view the plans for the AWPR / B-T scheme, ahead of the start of construction later this year.

Over the last two weeks, members of the project team held ten public exhibitions at various locations across the 58km route of the AWPR/ B-T. The team provided an insight into the design and construction of the new road and the significant benefits it will deliver, as well as answer questions on the detail of the scheme.

The exhibitions, which began at the Thistle Hotel in Altens on June 23rd and concluded on Friday, July 4 at Dyce Community Centre, included details on the following:

• The route

• The far reaching benefits of the project

• Progress of advance works

• Environmental mitigation

A Transport Scotland spokesman said:

“The response to the AWPR/B-T public exhibitions has been truly remarkable and we’ve been encouraged by the overriding support for the scheme.

“These exhibitions provided an opportunity for people to remind themselves of the plans for the new road before construction begins later this year.

“The success of these public exhibitions, together with the advance works currently underway, are further evidence of our commitment to deliver the AWPR/ B-T on schedule by Spring 2018.”

In June, Transport Minister, Keith Brown announced that ‘Connect Roads’ had been selected as the preferred bidder to deliver this critical project. Connect Roads is a consortium comprising Balfour Beatty, Galliford Try (Morrison Construction) and Carillion.

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Published 7 Jul 2014 Tags