There were celebrations on the AWPR last month as the 1,000th beam of the major road project in Scotland was lifted into place. The milestone beam was installed at the new Goval junction on the Balmedie to Tipperty stretch of road on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.
But there’s plenty more work to be done on this £750m infrastructure project which will significantly improve travel in northeast Scotland. The existing Balmedie to Tipperty single-carriageway road is a bottleneck, especially at peak times of day when 22,000 vehicles can join the morning commute!
Most of the new road will be a dual carriageway, with three lanes operating in short sections. The road combines a bypass for long-distance traffic with peripheral, shorter journeys. This removes traffic from the city, as well as rural and urban local roads.
The new road will include:
58km of new road
40km of new side roads
30km of access tracks
2 river crossings at the River Dee and the River Don
A bridge over the Aberdeen-Inverness Railway
3 wildlife bridges & over 100 other structures
This project is due to complete in 2018 and we’re excited to be recruiting for a number of roles, including: