Date lodged: 18 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what its projected opening date is for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).
Answered by: Michael Matheson 3 July 2018
In March 2018, Keith Brown, the then Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work advised Parliament that we are committed to opening sections of the road in advance wherever possible but it may be prudent to anticipate a late autumn 2018 date for the overall project opening. I am pleased to advise that the 7km section, between Parkhill (Goval) and Blackdog, opened to traffic on 27 June 2018 and I anticipate further sections of the new road to be available in the coming weeks.
Transport Scotland will continue to work with the contractor to ensure the project is delivered at the earliest opportunity.
I look forward to the considerable benefits being delivered when the remaining sections of the AWPR open in the coming months.