Upcoming road closures lead to bridge opening

A week long road closure for Contlaw Road and weekend road closures for the A93 North Deeside Road are expected to result in the Contlaw Road Bridge opening permanently to road users in July, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

The Contlaw Road closure, which will be in place between 5.30am on Monday 17 July and 10pm on Sunday 23 July, will enable the contractor to undertake works to connect the road to the new bridge.

The diversion will be sign-posted. Road users who would normally use Contlaw Road should use the following diversion: from Aberdeen City Centre, travel via the A93 North Deeside Road, Baillieswells Road, Blacktop Road and the B979 Peterculter-Kirkton of Skene Road. The journey should be reversed for road users travelling into Aberdeen City Centre.

As well as this weekend’s closure of the A93 North Deeside Road Bridge at Milltimber Brae, which is scheduled to take place between 8pm on Friday 14 July and 6am Monday 17 July, the road is also planned to be closed at this location from 8pm on Friday 21 July until 6am on Monday 24 July for utility works.

Short, local diversions will be sign-posted. As works progress at this location and the new road becomes available to use, the diversions will change. Please drive with caution and observe all signage.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“As announced last year, a number of side roads and bridges built as part of the AWPR/B-T project will open in advance of the new trunk road and within the next few weeks, road users will be able to use both the North Deeside Road Bridge and the new Contlaw Road Bridge.

“The contractor is aiming to open the new bridges as soon as possible after the road connection works are complete, but this is largely dependent on weather conditions.

“Once the new bridge opens, we would like to encourage road users to exercise more caution than usual in this area as they become accustomed to the changes in road layout.

“We would also like to remind all road users that works are continuing in this area and therefore some traffic management measures will still be required to enhance the safety of the local community, road workers and road users and should be observed.”

Further details on upcoming period of traffic management can be found at http://www.transport.gov.scot/road/aberdeen-western-peripheral-route/traffic-management