The final section of the long-awaited Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) could be opened next week, Transport Scotland revealed last night.
The long-awaited Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route will fully open next week after Transport Scotland made the announcement today.
Michael Matheson has been urged to give a “full and urgent” update to MSPs on the contractual dispute that has led to the delayed opening of the AWPR’s Don Crossing.
Construction giant Galliford Try said yesterday it had booked a further £26 million of costs for delays to the £1 billion-plus Aberdeen city bypass road.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has admitted paperwork required to open the Don Crossing has still to be signed off by the contractors.
The city bypass will not be opened until “assurances” are given about its rising costs, the transport secretary has said.
Figures used by the Scottish Government to demonstrate the multi-billion pound impact of the Aberdeen bypass have not been updated in a decade, it has emerged.
Part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is closed due to a one-vehicle crash.
Michael Matheson yesterday said the final stretch of the Aberdeen bypass would not be opened until the contractors had provided assurances that remedial work on the Don Crossing was complete.
Farmers will no longer be stopped by police for using the northbound stretch of the AWPR.
A couple claim they been forced to pay out £4,000 after AWPR contractors damaged their home.
New bus services were launched yesterday to help business travellers and holidaymakers cut down their travel time to get to the city airport.
The Scottish Transport secretary has cautioned Aberdeen Bypass contractors against “using the north-east’s enthusiasm for the road” to “apply pressure” for extra money or “cut corners” as final work is carried out on the last remaining piece of the multi-million pound project.
Transport secretary warns AWPR contractors to not ‘cut corners’ as final piece of bypass nears completion
The Scottish transport sectary has cautioned Aberdeen Bypass contractors for “using the north-east’s enthusiasm for the road” to “cut corners” as final work is carried out on the last remaining piece of more than £745 million project.
Police were called to the AWPR after a lorry got stuck on one of its roundabouts.
Extra safety measures are to be installed on the Aberdeen bypass to help clamp down on the number of speeding drivers.
Yellow bar markings are to be added to one of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route's junctions.
Police officers have launched a search for a missing toy pig's owner after it was discovered on the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.
One vehicle has crashed on the Aberdeen bypass this morning.
Supply chain costs for oil and gas firms in north-east Scotland are expected to drop as a result of the newly-opened Aberdeen bypass, according to transport bosses.
A car has overturned at an Aberdeen roundabout.
A popular north-east hotel has gone into administration.
Transport chiefs have been urged to properly update road signs which are now out of date after the opening of the AWPR.
Concerns have been raised about road safety as Aberdeen’s new bypass struggles with inadequate signage.
North-east activists pushing for transport improvements are gearing up to formally launch their campaign.
Bus users will soon be able to benefit from speedier journeys with the launch of the first services on the long-awaited AWPR later this month.
A councillor has hit out at the lack of signposting for his community on the new bypass, fearing it could steer visitors away.
Police were called to a crash involving a lorry and car on the Aberdeen bypass this morning.
A car thief nearly died after ram-raiding a grocery shop and then crashing into a piece of heavy machinery as he fled.
The AWPR will now not be finished until the New Year, despite contractors promising the billion-pound route would be finished by Christmas.
Transport bosses have confirmed fresh delays to the AWPR, just a week after hailing the completion of the majority of the route
Vital repairs are to be carried out on a rural road was left looking like a "warzone" during the construction of the AWPR.