Traffic restriction for access to and in the TECA site

An experimental traffic order was today agreed for internal and for access to the site of the new multi-million-pound arena, conference centre and exhibition space in Aberdeen.

The traffic restrictions for the TECA site agreed at Aberdeen City Council’s operational delivery committee will apply for 18 months and will be reviewed after a year including consultation with statutory bodies and public advertisements.

The restrictions include:

  • A bus gate at the new A96 Inverurie Road/Gough Burn Crescent junction, allowing buses, taxis and cyclists only to turn right into Gough Burn Crescent from the newly created right turn lane;
  • A bus gate at the new Wellheads Drive/Forrit Burn Road junction allowing buses, taxis and cyclists only to access the site from Wellheads Drive, whilst allowing all vehicles to exit;
  • Dedicated taxi rank and a taxi drop off area;
  • Bus stops and bus stances;
  • ‘At Any Time’ waiting restrictions;
  • A prohibition of parking on verges throughout the site.

The report to committee said additional temporary traffic regulation orders will be utilised to manage specific events and event requirements on a bespoke basis, including additions and alterations as required to facilitate larger events such as Offshore Europe.

The report also said separate measures are being progressed for the off-site traffic management in the streets surrounding TECA including temporary traffic orders intended to address any potential issues of obstructive or hazardous parking.

Furthermore, following the opening of the TECA site, additional work will be undertaken with the local community to determine the desire for, extent, and nature of any additional parking controls which may be necessary to address residential parking amenity concerns.

Further discussions between Aberdeen City Council, and the operator of the site, SMG, have taken place to confirm any supporting traffic management measures which may be required on the roads within the TECA site.