A96 East of Huntly to Aberdeen

Overview

Part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to dualling the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen, this section involves dualling the A96 between east of Huntly and Aberdeen (the eastern section of the A96 Dualling Programme).

Background

The intention to fully dual the A96 was announced in December 2011, when Scottish Ministers published their Infrastructure Investment Plan, which contained the commitment to dual the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen, thus completing the dual carriageway network between all Scottish cities.

Transport Scotland has completed preliminary assessment work on the dualling programme between east of Nairn and Aberdeen. The programme for the next stage of design (i.e. DMRB Stage 2 route options assessment) for east of Nairn to Aberdeen is to be split into three sections (western, central and eastern sections) in addition to the Inverness to Nairn (including Nairn Bypass) section which is at a more advanced stage of development.

In July 2017 Transport Scotland awarded a contract to AmeyArup to carry out route options assessment and detailed design work for dualling the eastern section of the A96 between east of Huntly and Aberdeen. It is expected that the route options assessment work will take approximately 2 years to complete.

Community engagement

Public Exhibitions October 2018

As part of our ongoing community engagement for the scheme, public exhibitions are being held from 8 October to 11 October 2018 in Inverurie, Huntly and Blackburn.  These  exhibitions will allow the local community and road users to view and comment upon the initial route options that have been developed for the East of Huntly to Aberdeen scheme following the earlier preliminary engineering and strategic environmental assessment work.

Representatives from Transport Scotland and our design consultant, AmeyArup, will be on hand to answer questions on the design and assessment work being carried out as we look to identify a preferred option for the scheme in 2019.

Details of the Public Exhibitions

Monday 8 October
  • Inverurie Town Hall, Market Place, Inverurie, AB51 3SN
Tuesday 9 October
  • Inverurie Town Hall, Market Place, Inverurie, AB51 3SN 
Wednesday 10 October
  • Stewarts Hall, 15-17 Gordon Street, Huntly, AB54 8AJ
Thursday 11 October
  • Kinellar Community Hall, Fintray Road, Blackburn, Aberdeenshire, AB21 0JQ

All exhibitions run from 12 noon until 7pm

Meet the team events - November 2017

As part of our ongoing rolling programme of community engagement on the A96 Dualling, three 'Meet the Team' events were held on the East of Huntly to Aberdeen scheme (i.e. the eastern section) in November 2017 to provide an opportunity for the public to meet representatives from our A96 Dualling team and design consultants, Amey Arup.