This custom-built, strategic project is designed to make travel much safer for road users.
The new road will lead to fewer accidents. It is expected that there will be a net reduction in 72 minor, 9 serious and, at least, one fatal accident each year.
It is expected that there will be less traffic using unsuitable urban roads and congestion will decrease on rural roads, making journeys less stressful and safer for drivers.
In the first year of opening, the number of vehicles using current trunk roads and local roads in Aberdeen is expected to be reduced by thousands as follows (based on Annual Average Daily Traffic – average traffic over 24 hour period):
8,600 on the A90 North of Stonehaven
4,500 on the Parkway
2,900 on the A93 (at Milltimber)
8,300 on Anderson Drive
8,800 on the A90 North Anderson Drive approaching Haudagain roundabout
6,800 at A96 Auchmill Road west of Haudagain roundabout
5,600 on the A90 at Bridge of Dee roundabout
5,600 on the A956 (River Don)
The new route will significantly reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles from key existing routes and rural roads in the first year of opening by as much as:
On the A93 (Milltimber)
On the A96 (Auchmill Road)
On the A944 (Kingswells)