Roadworks commence at Chapelton

November 20, 2013

As part of the development of Scotland’s largest new town, roadworks for Chapelton, five miles south of Aberdeen, get underway today, Monday 18 November 2013.
To enable vehicular and pedestrian access to the development, a new roundabout is being formed off the slip road at Newtonhill. The roundabout will link in to the existing roads, namely the route to Newtonhill eastwards across the A90 and the existing Cookney road towards the west.
A large part of the construction work will take place away from the main carriageway which means that disruption to the main road will be minimised.
Notice will be given for all closures and diversion routes will be clearly signposted with the estimated time for completion of the roundabout anticipated to be within 32 weeks.
Lord Southesk said: “We understand that that the route to Newtonhill is a well used stretch of road and we aim to keep disturbance and inconvenience to a minimum. Short term road closures will be necessary to carry out service diversion work.
“Whilst we appreciate this will cause some inconvenience in the short term these changes to the road infrastructure will be of benefit in the long term and will lead the way to the first phase of houses being developed at Chapelton.”
The road improvements are part of the £8 million infrastructure works carried out by local firm WM Donald, based in Netherley.
Facilities for those living at Chapelton and in neighbouring towns are planned early in the development. Designs are already in development for the first school, which is likely to open in 2018. EDC has also pledged to work closely with NHS Grampian to facilititate early deliver of healthcare services.