The project involves the construction of approximately 1.5 km of new road, including a new road overbridge that enables the A96 trunk road to be realigned over the Aberdeen to Inverness railway. It also includes an underpass to provide farm access.
Once completed, the project will remove congestion and improve journey time reliability by allowing free flowing 2-way traffic. The new overbridge will also reduce the number of bridge strikes on the existing masonry arch railway bridge from passing traffic, which can cause delays and disruption to both local and strategic traffic.
These 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.
Road users should expect some disruption to their travel times during construction. More details will be available once construction starts.
An Environmental Impact assessment was undertaken and the Environmental Statement was published along with the Draft Statutory Road Order material (see below)
Industry briefing event
The Project Bank Account (PBA) briefing event provided the construction industry with an opportunity to hear how Transport Scotland intends to operate a PBA for this project and how payments will be made to the supply chain. It also provided delegates with an opportunity to ask questions in relation to both the scheme and PBA proposals.
Transport Scotland held a Route Options Exhibition on 27 & 28 October 2011 at Inverurie Golf Club, Davah Wood, Inverurie, AB51 5JB to present the four potential route options being developed for the scheme. Representives of Transport Scotland and their Design Consultants, URS Scott Wilson, were in attendance to discuss the proposals. The public were invited to submit comments on the proposals by 15 November 2011.
Preferred Route Option
Following completion of the Route Options assessment process Option C was identified as the preferred option to be taken forward for detailed design.
Draft orders and the Associated Environmental Statement were published on 11 April 2013.
Environmental Statement and Non-Technical Summary
Following the publication of the Draft Order material, Transport Scotland held Public exhibitions of the A96 Inveramsay Bridge proposals in Huntly (18 April 2013) and Inverurie (19 April 2013).
Order material as Made was published on 31 October 2013
- Environmental Statement – Decision to Proceed
Decision to Proceed
- The A96 Trunk Road (Inveramsay Bridge) (Trunk and Detrunking) Order 2013
Mainline Order Plan
- The A96 Trunk Road (Inveramsay Bridge) (Side Roads) Order 2013
Side Road Order
Side Road Order Plan
- The A96 Trunk Road (Inveramsay Bridge Improvement) Compulsary Purchase Order 2013
Compulsory Purchase Order
Compulsory Purchase Order Plan
Copies of the Orders together with the relevant plans may be inspected, free of charge, during normal business hours from 31 October 2013 until 13 December 2013 at:
58 Port Dundas Road,
For more information please contact:
Major Transport Infrastructure Projects (MTRIPS)
58 Port Dundas Road
Telephone: 0141 272 7100