Work is set to start this spring on a £15.2million project to create a new 1,000-space park-and-ride site on the A96 in Dyce and a new dual carriageway link road in Aberdeen.
Lagan Construction Group has been awarded the Aberdeen City Council contract to deliver the scheme, which is the latest in a range of major infrastructure improvements across Aberdeen designed to ease traffic congestion and reduce journey times.
The Dyce project will involve the creation of a park-and-ride site with around 1,000 parking spaces, waiting accommodation and cycle lockers – along with 500 metres of new dual carriageway between the A96 and Dyce Drive, at its junction with Argyll Road, which will include footways and a shared cyclepath/footway. The dual carriageway will comprise three lanes in each direction.
Work is scheduled to begin this spring on the three-phase project:
- The northern leg of the new dual carriageway, between the Dyce Drive/Argyll Road junction and half-way towards the park-and-ride site, should be completed towards the end of 2015, opening up development opportunities on neighbouring land.
- The southern leg of the dual carriageway, linking to a planned new roundabout on the A96 in association with the AWPR, will then be completed.
- The park-and-ride site is due to become operational by summer 2016.
The scheme is designed to relieve pressure on the busy A96 corridor and the Haudagain roundabout by boosting the use of public transport – and is the latest of a range of park-and-ride sites planned on Aberdeen’s major road corridors. It will also improve access to Aberdeen International Airport.
“I am delighted that work is due to start very soon on this crucial piece of major infrastructure, which is one of the largest roads contracts the City Council has signed in recent times. It will bring significant benefits in terms of relieving congestion on the A96 and at the Haudagain roundabout, and will boost the city’s economy by freeing up prime development land close to the international airport and the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route. This is just one of a range of improvements this Council is supporting to deal with the long-standing traffic problems in Aberdeen. Together with the AWPR, the Third Don Crossing and our Berryden Corridor and Access from the South proposals, this latest project is part of a suite of schemes which will make a real difference to journey times.”Jenny Laing, Aberdeen City Council Leader Councillor
Carol Benzie, Managing Director at Aberdeen International Airport, said she was delighted to see this important project get under way in earnest.
The road system both entering and egressing the airport campus has become significantly busier over recent years, creating real challenges to both passengers and employees at the airport. With millions of pounds of investment in new offices and warehouses already developed or under way around the airport, this vital improvement to the roads infrastructure will be welcomed not just by the airport, but by all users of the roads around Dyce Drive.”Carol Benzie, Managing Director at Aberdeen International Airport
“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