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Notice of upcoming road works which may impact Udny resident’s travel A948 / A90. 

Please see attached map with regard to upcoming work on the A90 and the planned closures on the A948. I wanted to clarify the reasons why both elements of work are to be carried out at the same time.

With regard to the A948 closure at Balmacassie, Brewdog have some large pieces of equipment being shipped in. It will be taken from Peterhead harbour to Ellon on specific dates and a large crane will occupy the A948 to install the equipment from Friday night on 23rd until early on Monday 27th October and 31stOctober – 1st November. We had asked Brewdog if this work could be done during the school holidays, but because it is tied in with shipments, this was not possible. The diversion route via Balmacassie Drive and Way is not ideal, but as the work is being carried out over weekends, traffic volumes should not be significant.

With regard to the resurfacing work on the A90, this is planned to start after completion of the A90 work between Ellon and Tipperty to try and reduce disruption on the route. Again, we did discuss delaying the work until after the Brewdog work was complete, but as winter is approaching it is important to carry out resurfacing work before the road surface temperatures reduce significantly, hence we agreed it was not practical to delay. We have agreed that traffic may exit the A90 at the north roundabout to reduce HGV traffic through the town centre, but it is not possible to accommodate eastbound traffic.

We have taken this opportunity to include a section of the road on the approach to the A90 from the park & ride roundabout in the work, which is in our planned programme of work for 2020-21.

Further to this, work will be ongoing on the B9000 to carry out repairs to the road surface between Cloisterseat and Logierieve from Monday 26th October for 10 days: Diversion route is via Ellon.

There will unavoidably be some inconvenience and, no doubt, confusion hence the Ellon map to clarify what is happening, where and when. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Anne Buchan

Senior Roads Engineer – Formartine

Download Link 1 A90 Balmacassie map.pdf
Published on 14 Oct 2020