Wester Ord to Blacktop Road to close for two weeks

The C127C Wester Ord to Blacktop Road is expected to close west of Baillieswell Road for two weeks from Monday 7 August to enable the contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project to undertake surfacing works.

It is anticipated that the road will close at 6am on Monday 7 August and it is expected to reopen around 10pm on Sunday 20 August.

Diversions will be sign-posted. Road users intending to travel west along the C127C should travel via Baillieswells Road, North Deeside Road, Malcolm Road and the B979 Peterculter to Kirkton of Skene Road. The reverse journey should be used for those travelling east.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“The two-week closure of this section of the C127C Wester Ord to Blacktop Road, which is necessary to enable the contractor to safely carry out these works, has been timed to take place during the school summer holidays to minimise the impact it may have on road users.

“However, we would like to encourage those drivers who would consider using this route to plan their journey in advance. They should also give themselves additional travelling time so that they can reach their destination safely and on time.”

"We thank road users and the local community in advance for their patience during this period."

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.