Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route workers are helping communities in the North-east just days after work temporarily stopped on the project.
The Evening Express previously revealed work on the entire AWPR was to stop for a week while officers from the Scotland’s Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) inspected pollution concerns following floods on the site.
Heavy downpours in the North-east led to silt polluting the tributaries of both the River Dee and Don with contractors voluntarily stopping work for a week while solutions were sought.
Now, surplus AWPR supplies such as wood and pipes are being given to community groups across the North-east which may otherwise be wasted.
And around 20 workers have been helping to build a car park for the Maryculter Community Woodland, using a digger from the site and pipes for drainage purposes.
Cable drums have also been delivered to Kingswells Primary School for use in its nursery garden. Other donations, such as wood to Scotly Hill Community Group and local scout groups, have already taken place.
A Transport Scotland spokesman said it aims to give away as much as possible which isn’t used in the major roads project.
He said: “Aberdeen Roads Limited is working with a number of local community groups which are benefiting from its sustainability initiative.
“Around 20 workers are helping to build a car park for Maryculter Community Woodland, using a digger from the site and pipes for drainage purposes.”
He added: “Any local groups interested in receiving donations of wood, metal or plastic piping should contact Sonja Shand, the AWPR/B-T contractor’s sustainability manager, on 0800 058 8350.”
The AWPR – due to open at the end of 2017 – will link with the A90 at Stonehaven and Charleston south of Aberdeen and Blackdog to the north.
Hundreds of workers are located at sites across the North-east, including at Charleston and Blackdog.
In total, almost 400 diversions are planned during work on the £745 million project.