Transport chiefs have rejected claims the AWPR is facing fresh delays after it emerged millions of pounds of work will need to be carried out to repair the structure of a new bridge.
Several motorists were pulled over for allegedly speeding on the A90 Aberdeen to Fraserburgh road – just hours after the new dualled section opened for the first time.
Months of travel misery will come to an end this week for motorists north of Aberdeen as a major road fully reopens.
Transport minister Michael Matheson has announced that another section of the AWPR will fully open later this week.
Motorists took to the AWPR for the first time yesterday, marking the beginning of the end to a 70-year wait for a congestion-busting city bypass.
The latest part of the “transformational” Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is expected to open tomorrow.
A large section of the A90 will be renamed and brought under council control next year.
The new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) along with other major infrastructure improvements will help “anchor” the oil and gas supply chain to the north-east.
Transport chiefs were under fire last night after it was finally confirmed that Aberdeen’s long-awaited bypass would not be completed on time this spring.
Transport chiefs have been accused of keeping the north-east in the dark over the completion date of the long awaited Aberdeen bypass.
More than £130million was wiped off the value of the parent of one of Scotland’s leading construction firms after the collapse of Carillion forced it to strengthen its balance sheet yesterday.
Workers on Aberdeen’s long-awaited western bypass were left “dazed and confused” last night amid reports that several had been made redundant.
Economy Secretary Keith Brown has revealed that sections of Aberdeen’s new bypass could be opened earlier than planned – but he was unable to confirm whether the full road would be completed on schedule.
A string of top bosses at collapsed construction giant Carillion are to be questioned by MPs next month.
The Scottish Government has raised hopes that there will be no further delay to the completion of Aberdeen’s bypass following the collapse of Carillion and that 260 affected jobs could be saved.