Section of Aberdeen road to have convoy system in place this weekend for bypass works

A convoy system will be in place on the A947 at Goval.

Drivers are being warned that a section of a busy North-east road will have a convoy system in place this weekend.

The traffic calming measure, on the A947 at Goval, north of Dyce, starts at 8pm on Friday and will continue until 6am on Monday, as part of work to build the Aberdeen bypass.

Aberdeen Roads Ltd, the contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), is completing work to connect the new A947 with the existing route.

Drivers will be shuttled at 10mph as part of the convoy.

A spokesman for Transport Scotland said additional signage will be in place to advise road users when restrictions will be in operation.

Temporary traffic lights will also be in place for the whole weekend at the section of road.

The spokesman said: “The temporary traffic signals and convoy working are required to enhance the safety of road workers, who will be working in close proximity to traffic.

“This requires road users to stop at temporary traffic signals.

“During quieter periods, the contractor will escort road users through the works at 10mph as part of a convoy for safety reasons, using an official site vehicle.”

Transport Scotland has said if traffic increases then the convoy will be removed.

The spokesman added: “The contractor has timed these works to minimise the impact they may have on road users.

“However, we would like to encourage those drivers who would normally consider using the A947 at Goval to allow themselves additional travelling time so they can reach their destination safely and on time.

“We thank road users in advance for their patience during this period. These works are dependent on suitable weather conditions, and may be subject to change at short notice.”