Bosses at Donald Trump’s north-east golf course claim they have been “cut off” by a lack of signage on the new AWPR.
Trump International Golf Links at Menie claim staff, suppliers and guests have “struggled” to navigate the road diversions in the area from the new AWPR and have experienced “difficulty” due to inadequate signage on the route.
The firm submitted a new signage application to Transport Scotland in May, but say transport bosses are refusing to confirm when the application will be determined, claiming that the whole AWPR needs to be completed first.
Sarah Malone, executive vice president of Trump International in Aberdeen, said: “At a minimum, like-for-like signs should have been planned or clear guidance about the signage strategy for the new road network provided.
“We, along with neighbouring businesses and properties along the old A90, were not consulted and simply cut off.
“The impact on properties and businesses along this stretch of the former A90 cannot be overstated and the safety issues resulting from the changes to public transport are of grave concern.
“For a major infrastructure project of this nature, the planning, communications and management have been appalling.”
Earlier, bosses at the Cock and Bull restaurant near Balmedie said the eatery has seen takings dip by £500 a day and members of the public have been put off visiting.
Cock and Bull company director Mandy Davidson said they are in the “same position” as the golf club.
She said: “We are just in the process of applying for brown tourist signs but I know it will be difficult to get those up on that trunk road.”
“Transport Scotland have put a coastal road north sign at Newburgh but it should be back at Balmedie. I don’t know why they put it there.”
A Transport Scotland spokesman said: “An application for additional signage has been received and passed to Aberdeen Roads Limited.
“We understand that this is currently being assessed.”