This 7.5km (approx.) section of road will complete the AWPR/B-T project. It will link the Craibstone to Stonehaven and Charleston section to the south to the Parkhill to Tipperty section to the north.
*As part of this section opening to traffic, road users will also gain full access to the Kingswells North Junction as all traffic management measures on the A90 at this location will be removed. Road users will therefore be able to join the A90 at the Kingswells Junction as well as leave the A90 at this junction.
Craibstone Junction will provide a connection between the new A90 (northbound and southbound via on slips and exit slips) and the A96, using a link road. These slip roads connect by means of traffic signal controlled junctions which are linked to a new traffic signal controlled large roundabout on the A96 that opened to use in August 2016. This large roundabout provides a connection to the A96 eastbound towards Aberdeen and westbound towards Inverurie, as well as northbound towards Aberdeen International Airport, the A96 Park and Ride site, Kirkhill Industrial Estate and Dyce.
When the Craibstone to Parkhill section opens and the AWPR/B-T is fully open to traffic, movement northbound and southbound on the A90 will be further improved for road users. Drivers will have a direct link to Ellon, Fraserburgh and Peterhead to the north of Aberdeen, as well as towards the south of Aberdeen, Dundee and towards the Central Belt.
Access will also be improved for drivers using local roads including, the A947 (Aberdeen to Old Meldrum to Turriff Road and Aberdeen to Banff Road), the B977 (Belhelvie Road).