Weekend convoys for A947 Goval

Convoy working is expected to be in place on a short section of the A947 at Goval during quieter periods this weekend from around 8 PM Friday February 9, to 6 AM on Monday February 12, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

These temporary measures will be in operation to enhance the safety of road users and road workers while the contractor completes surfacing works which will connect the new A947 with the existing A947.

Additional signage will be in place to advise road users when the convoy restriction is in operation. Works on site will cease and the convoy will be removed as traffic increases.

Temporary traffic signals will also be in use on the A947 at Goval for the full weekend.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“The temporary traffic signals and convoy working are required to enhance the safety of road workers, who will be working in close proximity to traffic.

“This requires road users to stop at temporary traffic signals. During quieter periods, the contractor will escort road users through the works at 10 mph as part of a convoy for safety reasons, using an official site vehicle.

“The contractor has timed these works to minimise the impact they may have on road users. However, we would like to encourage those drivers who would normally consider using the A947 at Goval to allow themselves additional travelling time so that they can reach their destination safely and on time.

"We thank road users in advance for their patience during this period."

These works are dependent on suitable weather conditions, and may be subject to change at short notice.

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.

The AWPR/B-T project is expected to bring in an additional £6 billion to the north-east economy and create around 14,000 jobs over the next 30 years. There will also be tangible benefits for the business community and road users with better journey time reliability and reduced congestion.