An outer ring road features as one of the planning proposals in The City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen Survey and Plan 1949. The outer ring road is a forerunner of the AWPR and is also described as a bypass road.
Discussion of the line of the potential outer ring road takes place, including during meetings of the Joint Town Planning Advisory Committee.
The AWPR is first proposed.
The last tram in Aberdeen runs on May 3. Thousands of people lined Union Street for the parade to the beach where the trams were torched!
Henry John Burnett is hanged at Craiginches Prison, Aberdeen – the last execution to take place in Scotland.
Town Council minutes refer to reserving sections of land for an outer ring road.
The Forth Road Bridge opens.
Oil is discovered in the North Sea and production begins.
Granite production in Aberdeen ends.
The first North Sea oil arrives in Aberdeen. The Queen had formally begun the operation of the UK's first oil pipeline at a ceremony in Dyce.
Aberdeen FC defeat Real Madrid 2-1 to win the European Cup Winners Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Grampian Regional Council’s Transport and Roads Committee supports a single carriageway, cross county route rather than the outer bypass, which would run closer to the city. The Cross Country Route is closer to the current AWPR line, going through Countesswells, Kingswells and East Brimmond and linking to a Milltimber bypass.
The Bon Accord Shopping Centre opens.
The Transportation and Roads Committee approves and agrees to fund a study to examine the options between the A92 south of Aberdeen and the A96 (T) to the north.
A report from the Director of Roads goes to the Transportation and Roads Committee on a preferred route between the A92 and A96.
The former Grampian Regional Council (GRC) identifies a new route for a bypass around Aberdeen from the A96, to the A90 Charleston.
The Maritime Museum and the Gordon Highlanders Museum open.
Following devolution through the Scotland Act, 1997, a Scottish Parliament is re-instated after 292 years.
The oil industry is given a boost with the discovery of the Buzzard oilfield near Aberdeen.
A study is carried out on the northern section of the potential Aberdeen peripheral road route. After an extensive public consultation exercise, a route for the northern section of the new road is adopted by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils.
Following years of development, the preferred route corridor for the AWPR project is announced.
Draft orders and the Environmental Statement are published for the AWPR project.
A Public Local Inquiry is launched in September for the AWPR project, concluding in February 2009.
Scottish Ministers decide to proceed with the AWPR project. The key partners for the project are Transport Scotland, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Scottish Futures Trust.
Union Square Shopping Centre opens.
Scottish Ministers decide to combine the Balmedie to Tipperty project, providing a continuous dual carriageway between Aberdeen and Ellon to remove the bottleneck caused by single carriageway.
Scottish Ministers approve the AWPR/B-T project for construction.
Former Alford Academy pupil, Emeli Sande's debut album Our Version of Events is a global hit, sitting at the UK's Official Albums Chart number one spot for 10 weeks.
An Invitation to Tender is issued for the AWPR/B-T project.
The preferred bidder for the AWPR/B-T project is appointed.
Glasgow hosts the Commonwealth Games.
The price of Brent crude oil falls by 44 percent to $49 per barrel, resulting in one of the most dramatic declines in the price of oil in recent history.
Scotland’s largest Non Profit Distributing (NPD) contract, valued at around £530 million in net present value terms, is awarded to Aberdeen Roads Limited. The procurement process only took two years.
The first section of the AWPR/B-T works, the Craibstone and Dyce Junctions, opens to traffic. This section was brought forward following requests from stakeholders and subsequent discussions with the contractor.
The project’s 1000th beam is installed at Goval Junction.
The completed AWPR/B-T to open to traffic.