A multi-million pound link road constructed by Lagan Construction Group to reduce gridlock around Aberdeen International Airport has officially opened to traffic.
The £15.2million three-lane carriageway was commissioned by the Aberdeen City Council to relieve pressure on the busy A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road as the city’s long awaited bypass starts to take shape.
The road is the first phase of the 1,000-space “Dyce park and choose” project and is designed to connect into the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).
The link road connects the A96 Craibstone roundabout to the Dyce Drive/International Avenue junction and it includes footpaths and a shared cycle lane and pedestrian walkway.
The scheme will also include waiting accommodation and cycle lockers, along with the 500m of dual carriageway between the A96 and Dyce Drive.
“I am delighted the link road opened today as it will be great for commuters getting in and around Dyce and will be beneficial for people getting to the airport for their holidays or work. This crucial piece of infrastructure as part of the £15.2million Dyce park and choose scheme will also help to unlock the benefits of the AWPR/B-T and, along with the Third Don crossing and the Berryden Corridor improvements, it is one in the latest in a series of major projects which will improve journey times for motorists and bus passengers around the city.”Jenny Laing, Council leader