Work has started on a £15.2million project to create a new 1,000-space park and ride site and dual carriageway link road near Aberdeen International Airport. Aberdeen City Council is investing in the project off the A96 in the latest of a series of infrastructure improvements to tackle congestion and reduce journey times. Council leader Jenny Laing was joined by representatives of Lagan Construction Group, who was awarded the contract for the work, for a sod-cutting ceremony on the site.
The Dyce development will provide space for 1,000 vehicles, as well as waiting accommodation and cycle lockers, along with 500m of dual carriageway between the A96 and Dyce Drive at its junction with Argyll Road. The road element of the scheme will include footpaths and a shared cycle lane and pedestrian walkway, while the dual carriageway will have three lanes going in each direction. The park and ride site is due to be completed and open to vehicles by August 2016.
The project will also improve access to Aberdeen International Airport and relieve pressure on the busy A96, particularly towards the Haudagain roundabout.
“I am delighted that we can now see work starting on this crucial piece of major infrastructure.“It is one of the largest contracts that Aberdeen City Council has signed in recent times and should deliver significant benefits in terms of relieving congestion on the A96 and at the Haudagain roundabout.”Jenny Laing, Aberdeen City Council Leader Councillor
“Lagan Construction Group is delighted to have secured this significant infrastructure contract by Aberdeen City Council. Our dedicated team are fully committed to delivering this project successfully for our client, Aberdeen City Council.”Gavin McKevitt, Regional Director Scotland and Northern England, Lagan Construction Group
Pictured:Gavin McKevitt, Regional Director Scotland and Northern England, Lagan Construction Group, Aberdeen City Council Leader Councillor Jenny Laing, and Ben Dempster, Operations Director, Aberdeen International Airport, at the site with Dyce Drive and Aberdeen International Airport in the background