Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty
The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty (AWPR / B-T) is a major transport infrastructure project which will significantly improve travel in and around Aberdeen and the north east of Scotland.
The city of Aberdeen is a major driver for the Scottish economy and good transport links lie at the heart of the country’s continued and sustainable growth.
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The AWPR / B-T, is a priority for the Scottish Government and is being delivered by Transport Scotland - the national transport agency - in partnership with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils.
Aberdeen Roads Limited*, a consortium of Balfour Beatty Investments Ltd, Carillion Private Finance (Transport) Ltd and Galliford Try Investments Ltd, is now constructing the new 58km road which is expected to be completed in Winter 2017.
The road consists of four sections:
- Balmedie to Tipperty
12km from Blackdog to Tipperty
- Northern Leg
16.1km from North Kingswells to Blackdog
- Southern Leg
18.7km from Charleston to North Kingswells
11.5km from Stonehaven to Cleanhill
When complete, the new road is expected to carry more than 43,000 vehicles each day through its busiest sections.
For the most part, the new dual carriageway will have two lanes in each direction, with the exception of the section between North Kingswells Junction and Craibstone Junction, where three lanes will operate in each direction, and the existing Trunk Road south of Charleston Junction, which will also be widened to a three lane dual carriageway for a short section between Charleston and the next junction to the south at Findon.
Construction of the AWPR / B-T route will include 12 junctions, two river crossings at the River Dee and River Don, a bridge for crossing the Aberdeen to Inverness Railway, four major pipeline crossings and three wildlife bridges in addition to more than 100 other structures.
The AWPR / B-T is just one of a number of transport infrastructure projects in the pipeline which will significantly improve road safety and accessibility, reduce congestion and grow the local economy - ensuring the north east remains a competitive business location.
The AWPR / B-T project, improvements to Haudagain Roundabout and a new Inveramsay bridge on the A96 form a core part of our commitment to improving transport in the north east, along with proposals to dual the A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness by 2030.
Progress to date
The AWPR / B-T and you
The latest announcements on the construction of the AWPR / BT including what type of activity is taking place and when, traffic management, and web cams.
The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty will bring substantial benefits to the whole of the north east of Scotland. This includes boosting the economy by increasing business and tourism opportunities, cutting congestion and reducing pollution in the city centre, reducing journey times, improving road safety, providing better access to key industrial sites around Aberdeen and freeing up road space in the city to allow improved public transport services.
The AWPR/BT is being delivered in partnership between Transport Scotland, Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council. Read more about the approach and support for the route.
Keeping you informed
Engagement with local communities and businesses is at the heart of Transport Scotland’s major infrastructure projects and will continue to be a vital part of the AWPR/B-T Project.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions about this project including information on the timetable.
Publications and reports
Publications and reports related to the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.
Documents and Road Orders relating to the Balmedie-Tipperty section of the AWPR
Aberdeen Roads Limited can be reached by post or by phone.