Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council have granted applications from the contractor to extend its working hours across the project. The general working hours for the project are 0700 hours to 1900 hours Monday to Saturday, with some exceptions. In addition, works are permitted between 0700 hours and 1900 hours on Sundays in the area between the A944 and the River Don.
The contractor has also applied for further extensions to approved working hours. These extended hours will provide the contractor with increased flexibility to undertake works, during periods where weather conditions and hence ground conditions are favourable. The works being carried out will be very similar to the works the contractor normally undertakes each week. This will include earthworks, working on new structures, installing culverts, road surfacing works and diverting and installing new services including drainage.
To facilitate these works approvals are now in place on the South section from River Dee to Stonehaven to work on Sundays from 0830 hours to 1630 hours up until the end of October 2016. Works will commence from Sunday 7 August 2016 at Charleston Junction for 24 hour working until the end of October 2016. This is due to the work required on and adjacent to the A90 and lane closures which can only occur in the evening. Similarly, nightworks are also permitted along the A96 due to traffic management requirements. Earthworks are permitted to occur in the north section from Balmedie to Tipperty until the end of the year.
Other extended working hours have been permitted across the project and where this is the case, the contractor has carried out a ‘neighbour notification’ exercise in relevant areas to ensure that residents in the vicinity of these works are advised of the changes.
Anyone who has any questions relating to the change in working hours should contact the Community Liaison Team on its enquiries line 0800 058 8350, email email@example.com or visit the Contact and Education Space at the main project office in Stonehaven.