Bridge beams set for delivery

A standard beam in transit
A standard beam in transit

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project is expected to take delivery of ten 28m long beams today and tomorrow.

The beams will enable the contractor to construct a bridge which will carry the (U19C) Leuchlands to Cranbog to Sheilhill Road, which is located between Goval and Blackdog, over the new road.

Trucks will deliver one beam each and they will travel north on the A90 and exiting onto Wellington Road.

They will then enter West Tullos Road, turn right onto Great Southern Road and then left onto Riverside Drive, before turning left onto Holburn Street and then right onto the A90 (Anderson Drive) and travel northwards past the Haudagain roundabout.

The trucks will then travel along the A90, until they reach the AECC, where they will turn left and continue on the A90 to the Murcar roundabout then join the B999 (Tarves Road) and be delivered to a site at Cranfield.

The deliveries will be transported during daylight for safety reasons, between approximately 9.30am and 3.30pm.

An AWPR/B-T spokesperson said: “The contractor has been working closely with Police Scotland and the local authorities to minimise any inconvenience that may be caused due to beam deliveries and the trucks only enter the city during off-peak travelling periods when roads are quieter.

“Beam deliveries are integral to the project, which will have 75 principal structures, including two river crossings and one railway bridge, and over 70 culverts, and a significant number of these deliveries are expected over the next year.

“We would like to thank road users and the local community for their on-going support and patience during the construction work.”