The Haudagain Roundabout is a major road junction in Aberdeen and it is currently operating over its capacity. This causes significant queues and delays to traffic on the approach roads. The Haudagain Improvement scheme will identify potential options to alleviate the traffic congestion problem and deliver the preferred option.
The Scottish Government has committed to starting the construction of improvements to Haudagain once the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) is completed, which is currently anticipated to be in winter 2017/18.
This project will improve traffic flow and journey time reliability on the approaches to the Haudagain Roundabout by reducing queuing.
Details are available from the programme document.
Impact on travel
Temporary traffic management measures are expected to be in place for the duration of the works.
The travelling public should expect some disruption to their travel times during construction.
An environmental and geotechnical review to assess the impact of the scheme on the surrounding environment was conducted.
A Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) report was published in July 2008 and identified the preferred option to solve the problem, which was to build a new link road through the Middlefield area. This was identified as 'option 5' in the STAG report.
Transport Scotland appointed Jacobs UK Limited in May 2013 as design consultants for the A90 / A96 Haudagain Improvement. Jacobs published a Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) Stage 2 report in June 2014 which confirmed that option 5 was still the preferred option and that it continues to work effectively with the current development proposals.
Following publication of draft Orders on 26 June 2015 and consideration of representations received, Scottish Ministers advised that they were content to proceed with publication of Made Orders on Friday 17 February 2017. No challenges were received within the challenge period to the publication of the Made Orders.