The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie - Tipperty (AWPR / B - T) is a major transport infrastructure project which will significantly improve travel in and around Aberdeen and the north east of Scotland.  The project reached financial close in December 2014 and construction is currently underway.

The AWPR / B - T is a priority for the Scottish Government and is being delivered by Transport Scotland - the national transport agency - in partnership with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils.

Aberdeen Roads Limited, a consortium with a construction joint venture of Balfour Beatty Investments Ltd, Carillion Private Finance (Transport) Ltd and Galliford Try Investments Ltd, is now constructing the new 58km road which is expected to be completed in winter 2017.


The road consists of four sections:

Balmedie to Tipperty

12km from Blackdog to Tipperty

Northern Leg

16.1km from North Kingswells to Blackdog

Southern Leg

18.7km from Charleston to North Kingswells


11.5km from Stonehaven to Cleanhill

When complete, the new road is expected to carry more than 43,000 vehicles each day through its busiest sections.

For the most part, the new dual carriageway will have two lanes in each direction, with the exception of the section between North Kingswells Junction and Craibstone Junction, where three lanes will operate in each direction, and the existing Trunk Road south of Charleston Junction, which will also be widened to a three lane dual carriageway for a short section between Charleston and the next junction to the south at Findon.

Construction of the AWPR / B - T route will include 12 junctions (including one which will provide access between Aberdeen International Airport and D2), two river crossings at the River Dee and River Don, a bridge for crossing the Aberdeen to Inverness Railway, four major pipeline crossings and three wildlife bridges in addition to more than 100 other structures.

The AWPR / B - T is just one of a number of transport infrastructure projects in the north east which will significantly improve road safety and accessibility, reduce congestion and grow the local economy - ensuring the area remains a competitive business location.

For more information on the AWPR / B - T please visit the Transport Scotland website