The project has its own website: http://www.awpr.co.uk/
The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is a key component of the planned Modern Transport System and Regional Transport Strategy to provide improved and integrated transport in the North East of Scotland. Of strategic important for the immediate area and Scotland as a whole, the project will help tackle congestion and increase accessibility.
The benefits of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route will include -
Reducing the impact of traffic, including heavy goods vehicle traffic, on Aberdeen and the surrounding area, and contributing to reducing air pollution problems particularly in the city centre
Providing a consistent, high quality and efficient route that is attractive to traffic, maximising user safety and providing a good benefit to cost ratio of more than 4. Improving access to and around Aberdeen to improve transport efficiency and support the industrial areas in the City and the area to the north and west of Aberdeen, protecting and attracting jobs
Reducing traffic levels on the existing road network, thereby reducing the risk of accidents
Providing access between the proposed rail transfer depots, current and future industrial estates and businesses, park-and-ride car parks, and road and air links, ensuring journey times and costs are minimised
Providing improved accessibility for current businesses and to the land required for the sustainable development of the North East
These details are available from the programme document
Impact on travel
The A90 Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is expected to reduce congestion and therefore improve journey time and reliability.
To be determined
The preferred line for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route runs for 46 kilometres, combining a bypass around the city with a fast link section to Stonehaven.
The bypass around the city runs from the A90 in the Charleston area, south of the city, crossing the River Dee at Milltimber, passing west of the city to the A96 near Aberdeen Airport to join the A90 near Blackdog, north of Aberdeen and will comprise a dual two-lane carriageway, with grade separated junctions at main intersections. The dual carriageway Fastlink runs from Stonehaven north and connects into the bypass south of the River Dee, near Maryculter.
You can download documents about this project and a map of the preferred line at www.awpr.co.uk
For more information on this project, please contact -
Major Transport Infrastructure Projects (MTRIPS)
58 Port Dundas Road