Lagan Construction Group has been awarded a £15.2 million project to create a 1,000-space park-and-ride site on the A96 in Dyce and a new dual carriageway link road.
The company has been awarded the contract by Aberdeen City Council. The project is the latest in a range of major infrastructure improvements across Aberdeen designed to ease traffic congestion and reduce journey times.
The Dyce project will involve the creation of a park-and-ride site with around 1,000 parking spaces, waiting accommodation and cycle lockers – along with 500 metres of new dual carriageway between the A96 and Dyce Drive, at its junction with Argyll Road, which will include footways and a shared cyclepath/footway. The dual carriageway will comprise three lanes in each direction.
Work is scheduled to begin this spring on the three-phase project:
- The northern leg of the new dual carriageway, between the Dyce Drive/Argyll Road junction and half-way towards the park-and-ride site, should be completed towards the end of 2015, opening up development opportunities on neighbouring land
- The southern leg of the dual carriageway, linking to a planned new roundabout on the A96 in association with the AWPR, will then be completed
- The park-and-ride site is due to become operational by summer 2016.
The scheme is designed to relieve pressure on the busy A96 corridor and the Haudagain roundabout by boosting the use of public transport – and is the latest of a range of park-and-ride sites planned on Aberdeen’s major road corridors. It will also improve access to Aberdeen International Airport.
Aberdeen City Council leader Jenny Laing said: “It will bring significant benefits in terms of relieving congestion on the A96 and at the Haudagain roundabout, and will boost the city’s economy by freeing up prime development land close to the international airport and the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.”