The temporary diversion put in place for users of the Deeside Way changed on Monday 30 January. This new diversion will remain in place until the permanent alignment opens in summer 2017.
The temporary diversion for those heading west requires users of the Deeside Way to continue along Deeside Way towards the new Milltimber Brae Overbridge and then along a path close to the SUDS ponds and haul road. During working hours they will be escorted across a haul road by an AWPR/B-T project operative. The haul road at this area will have a blacktop covering to enhance the safety of users. Users will then join the B979 footway and back on to the Deeside Way. The reverse journey is necessary for those travelling east.
Outwith working hours, the traffic lights at the haul route will be switched off and the gates to the site will be closed at either side. This will create a clear passageway across the haul road and provide users of the Deeside Way with a safe through-road.
The diversion is in place to ensure users of the Deeside Way can continue their journeys safely while essential utility works are undertaken and substantive construction works progress at this location. Users of the Deeside Way are requested to observe the signage in place for safety reasons.
The new temporary diversion will be significantly shorter than the existing temporary diversion by 400 metres. The previous diversion was around 700m and the new current diversion is around 300m.
There will be no heavy goods vehicles in this area while this diversion is in place.
- Blue line – Deeside Way
- Red line – Old diversion
- Yellow line – New diversion
The permanent bridge, carrying Milltimber Brae over the AWPR, will be built as set-out in the plans in 2007. Once this bridge is complete and open, it will also provide users of the Deeside Way with a safe access and over the new AWPR.
The layout of the AWPR at Milltimber and Deeside Way has been designed such that the Old Deeside railway line has the potential to reopen in the future should it be required.