It was confirmed yesterday that the Stonehaven to Charleston section of the AWPR (Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) will open next week after significant delays. The opening schedule has slipped from autumn 2018.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson had faced mounting pressure from local MSPs and MPs to open the section of road which was revealed to be finished for a considerable time.
The section opening will stretch from the A90 at both Stonehaven and Craibstone and the A956 between Cleanhill and Charleston.
“I am sure the people of the North East will join me in a sense of relief and even excitement that a large part of this transformative road is finally opening. But they will also share my deep sense of frustration at ARL’s misguided and ultimately pointless tactics.
“We should also keep in mind that technical issues with the Don Crossing are the sole reason the road is not open today.