Improvement in capacity at the junction of the A90 and A96 in the suburbs of Aberdeen, which is presently a flat roundabout that is operating above its intended capacity.
A short new link road will be built between the A90 to the south and A96 to the west, through the Middlefield area of Aberdeen, to allow traffic to bypass the junction, removing some traffic flows from the roundabout.
The work will commence after completion of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route in 2018, at which point the north-south route through this junction will no longer be the A90.
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Demolition of empty housing on the route has now started, according to news reports.
The contract has been awarded to Farrans Construction and work will get under way this year once the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is Completed.
Work is to start in May/June this year and finish in January 2021.