North Deeside Road and Fishermyre to Clayfold Road beams on their way

North Deeside Road and Fishermyre to Clayfold Road beams on their way.
North Deeside Road and Fishermyre to Clayfold Road beams on their way.

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project is expected to take delivery of 27 large beams between Friday, November 4, and Sunday, November 6, to enable the contractor to construct the North Deeside Road bridge and Fishermyre to Clayfold Road bridge.

The deliveries for North Deeside Road will take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6, and will include six beams at 44m long, which will have a police escort, and six beams at 29m long, which will be self-escorted.

On Saturday, the abnormal load trucks for the 29m long beams plan to travel via Wellington Road (A956) before turning left onto West Tullos Road. They will then turn travel onto Great Southern Road and continue to the Bridge of Dee Roundabout. They will then continue straight ahead onto Leggart Terrace and out the B9077 to Milltimber Brae before travelling up Milltimber Brae to site.

On Sunday, the abnormal load trucks for the 44m long beams will follow the same route as above. However, for safety reasons, three-way temporary traffic signals will be in operation at Milltimber Brae and South Deeside Road between 9.30am and 3.30pm. While the three separate deliveries are underway, road users could be stopped by a red light for around 15 minutes while the abnormal load trucks reverse up Milltimber Brae.

Local parking restrictions will be in place to allow the beams to be safely unloaded from the delivery vehicles and placed into position.

The deliveries for the Fishermyre to Clayfolds Road Bridge (U88K) will involve 15, 33m long beams, which are expected on Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5.

The abnormal load trucks plan to travel north via the A90 before turning left onto Auquorthies (Auquorthies to Ury Road – U89K), just after the Stonehaven Junction. They will then travel along the narrow road before entering the site, where they will then continue along the haul route until they reach the location of the new bridge.

As part of these works, and beam installation, Fishermyre to Clayfolds Road (U88K) is planned to close between 6am Friday until 8pm on Friday, November 11. A diversion will be sign-posted.