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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-15002: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 1 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of delays to the construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Road (AWPR), whether it plans to compensate Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council or help repair roads damaged due to higher than normal levels of traffic during the construction period and, if so, when.

Answered by: Keith Brown 14 March 2018

The AWPR/B-T project was promoted in partnership with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils.

Each local road authority has a statutory duty to manage and maintain all local roads in their area. Other than specific larger roads the AWPR/B-T contractor must obtain the relevant local authority’s agreement prior to using the local road network for construction traffic. This gives local authorities the opportunity to directly manage traffic levels and to set any conditions with the AWPR/B-T contractor that they consider appropriate. including agreeing any liability for repairs which may be required as a result of increased traffic.