New images show progress on northern section of AWPR

These exclusive images show work progressing on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).

The latest aerial pictures show the work being carried out to the north of the city on the £745 million infrastructure project.

The bypass, which is the longest roads infrastructure project currently under construction in the UK, is scheduled to be open to traffic by the winter of 2017/18.

Bridges and flyovers can be seen from the air that are currently under construction along the 36-mile (58km) route which runs from Stonehaven in the south to Tipperty to the north of the city.

In part two of the pictures revealed by the Evening Express, readers can see the north view of the Kingswells junction, the route near Pitmedden, the Aberdeen-Inverness underbridge and the Pitmillan overbridge which is in the far north of the construction site near Ellon.

1. The newly built Pitmillan bridge.
2. Looking north to the Aberdeen-Inverness railway underbridge.
3. Pitmedden Farm access track bridge.
4. The north Kingswells junction bridge.
5. The new bridge at south Kingswells junction.

Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, said: “Already, road users from across the north-east are benefitting from sections of the project which have opened to traffic.

“When complete, the AWPR/B-T will help to reduce congestion, cut journey times, improve safety and lower pollution in Aberdeen city centre.

“It will also enable local authorities to develop public transport solutions.

“The AWPR/B-T is scheduled to open to traffic in winter 2017/18.”

New images show progress on Aberdeen bypass