Aberdeen city council has today invited bids for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (ABWR) project between Balmedie and Tipperty.
The project will see the construction of a 45km road from Balmedie to Tipperty. Due to be completed in 2018, the contracts are due to be awarded next year.
But the project has been subjected to a lengthy legal process which ended last year.
“After many years of delay, this essential project is making great strides in progress and it is clear from our industry day last week there is a keen interest from the construction sector,” said transport minister Keith Brown
“The AWPR/Balmedie Tipperty will improve journey times and reduce congestion, deliver safety benefits including removing high volumes of traffic from unsuitable rural routes, and help open up economic opportunities both regionally and nationally.”