Construction of New Bypass in Aberdeen Set to Receive Deliveries for Next Six Months

Aberdeen, Scotland has been going through a rapid rate of construction for the new bypass which also consists of a number of bridges, especially those on Fishermyre and Clayfold Road and one along North Deeside. 

New bridges in Scotland play a central role in the major Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and Balmedie-Tipperty scheme

New bridges in Scotland play a central role in the major Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and Balmedie-Tipperty scheme

The bridge projects on the bypass

The on-going construction has long been carefully planned, and has now gone into a most important phase. A continuous delivery of items important to the project is set to go on for the next few months, culminating in May of 2017. For instance, in the next few days, a total of 27 beams are to be used for the construction of the aforementioned Fishermyre and Clayfold Road bridge and the North Deeside bridge. These bridges will play a central role in the area, and are part of the major Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and Balmedie-Tipperty scheme (also referred to as AWPR/B-T). The beams which will be used for these bridges will be delivered between Friday 4th of November and Sunday 6th of November.

For the bridge at North Deeside, the deliveries of the beams are scheduled precisely for the 5th and 6th of November, and these deliveries consist of a total of six 44-metre long beams. Needless to say, the delivery of these 44-metre beams will be assisted by a police escort to ensure that no harm comes to any road user or the workers themselves. An additional six beams measuring 29 metres each will also be delivered to North Deeside, but these will no longer be assisted by police escort.

Meanwhile, the deliveries of the beams for the Clayfold Road and Fishermyre bridge will consist of a total of 15 long beams, each measuring 33 metres. These beams are expected to be delivered between Friday 4th of November and Saturday 6th of November.

 

Transport Scotland lays out further details

According to a spokesperson from Transport Scotland, the contractor for the bridge projects has been in close contact and collaboration with the police in Scotland, along with local representatives and authorities, to ensure that any inconveniences caused by the construction will be minimal. The deliveries of the beams are particularly delicate, hence the police escort and even more careful collaboration amongst the different parties involved.

The spokesperson from Transport Scotland further states that the deliveries of these beams are crucial to the culmination of the project, and the project is set to consist of 75 main structures along with two major river transportation crossings and an important bridge for a railway. Furthermore, the project requires the construction of 70 culverts as well.

The deliveries for all these structures will continue for the next few months until May of next year. Transport Scotland appreciates the efforts and support not only of the local communities but also drivers and road users who continue to be patient during the on-going construction project.

Posted on 19 Nov 2016 in News

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