A96

A96 Dualling Huntly-Aberdeen 3 September 2019

Construction of a dual two-lane expressway to replace the existing A96 between Huntly and Kintore, west of Aberdeen. The project includes construction of a new bypass to remove through traffic from Inverurie.

No preferred route for this road has yet been selected; as of late 2019 there are two competing options for each section of the project.

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A96 Dualling Fochabers-Huntly 3 September 2019

Construction of a dual two-lane expressway to replace the existing A96 between Fochabers and Huntly, likely to be mostly achieved by building a new road alongside the existing A96.

Design work and development of possible route options, which will then be put out to consultation, is expected to begin during 2019. At the time of writing there is no proposed route for this section of road.

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A96 Dualling Hardmuir-Fochabers 3 September 2019

Construction of a new dual two-lane expressway to replace the existing A96 between Hardmuir, east of Nairn, and Fochabers. Most of the new road will be built off the line of the existing road, and the scheme includes provision of new bypasses to Forres and Elgin, relieving both towns of through traffic for the first time.

Seven grade-separated junctions will be provided along the 48 km (28 mile) length of road, including two short spurs from the new road towards Elgin.

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A96/B986 Berryden Corridor Improvement 24 March 2019

Reconstruction of the A96 Great Northern Road and B986 Berryden Road in northern Aberdeen to create a continuous dual two-lane route linking the existing dual carriageways at Skene Square and the Great Northern Road roundabout.

Most of the new route will be created by widening and reconstructing the existing roads, which have land reserved for the scheme, but a new alignment will be created around the west side of Kittybrewster Square and the east side of Great Northern Road, where a protected line has existed for this road for some years.

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A96 Dualling Inverness-Nairn 4 April 2016

Upgrading of the A96, including dualling between Inverness and Nairn, a new Nairn bypass, a new Inveramsay Bridge and new connection between the A9 and the A96 to provide relief for the Raigmore Interchange.

This scheme was proposed in advance of the wider proposals to upgrade the whole A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness to dual carriageway.

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A96 Haudagain Improvement 30 December 2014

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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A96 Fochabers and Mosstodloch Bypass 5 February 2012

Construction of a new single carriageway route to bypass the towns of Fochabers and Mosstodloch, currently one of the most notorious bottlenecks on the road between Aberdeen and Inverness. The bypass will pass north of Fochabers and south of Mosstodloch, using the existing bridge over the River Spey.

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