Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie-Tipperty

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) is a new 58km road to be constructed to improve travel in and around Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland.

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. When completed the AWPR/B-T is expected to carry over 43,000 vehicles per day through the busiest section.

The road consists of four sections - view our map of the route.

  • 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
  • Fastlink
    • 11.5km from Stonehaven to Cleanhill

The new road will be dual carriageway with two lanes in each direction, except for the section between North Kingswells Junction and Craibstone Junction, which will have three lanes in each direction. The existing Trunk Road south of Charleston Junction, will also be widened to three lane dual carriageway for a short section between Charleston and the next junction to the south at Findon.

The route includes of 12 junctions, two river crossings at the River Dee and River Don, an underbridge for crossing the Aberdeen to Inverness Railway, 4 major pipeline crossings and 3 wildlife bridges along with over 100 other structures.

Procurement of the * £745m Project is underway and construction is due to commence in Autumn 2014 with completion expected in Spring 2018.

* Scheme estimated at 2012 prices.

Map of the route