Beams for bypass project

Beam installation at Tipperty junction bridge.
Beam installation at Tipperty junction bridge.

Massive beams will arrive next week for the Balmedie-Tipperty section of the Aberdeen bypass.

The fifteen 29 metre-long structures, each weighing 52 tonnes, will be delivered to the Newburgh underbridge between Monday and Thursday.

The beams will be transported on special trucks between 9.30am and 3.30pm for safety reasons.

The vehicles will join Wellington Road from the A90 and turn left onto West Tullos Road; right onto the B9077 and left onto Riverside Drive before turning left onto Holburn Street.

At the Bridge of Dee roundabout the vehicles will turn right and continue on the A90 until they reach the Haudagain Roundabout.

They will then continue over the Parkway until they reach the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre and then continue north on the A90 until they arrive at the site.

An AWPR spokesperson said: “These beam deliveries are taking place during the spring holidays, between peak travelling periods, so the roads should be quieter than normal and any inconvenience should be kept to a minimum.

“The deliveries have to take place during the day for safety reasons but the contractor is working closely with Police Scotland and the local authorities to ensure they go as smoothly as possible.

“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 or so.”