Work has been completed on new traffic light system on a city bypass roundabout

Work has today finished on installing a new traffic light system on the Kingswells south roundabout on the city bypass (AWPR/B-T) to improve safety of the junction.

Aberdeen City Council’s operational delivery committee agreed the move at a meeting in March.

The £360,000 cost of the installation has been funded by Transport Scotland which was also the principle funder of the new trunk road, along with Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council. The cost of the ongoing maintenance of the traffic lights will be met by Aberdeen City Council.

Aberdeen City Council is the Roads Authority for the junction, and arranged for the work to be carried out.

Aberdeen City Council transport spokesperson Councillor Sandra Macdonald said: “The new traffic lights at the A944 roundabout will improve safety for motorists and cyclists at the junction.

“I welcome that the work has finished on the scheme.”

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said: “We have been working closely with Aberdeen City Council, the Roads Authority for the A944 Kingswells South Roundabout, to enable these works to be undertaken. We advise all road users to take particular care at this junction while they become accustomed to the new road layout.”

The AWPR/B-T project has had a transformational effect on people’s daily lives in the north-east, and has improved the quality of life while supporting the wider economy as a whole.

The project has resulted in reduced and more reliable journey times, reduced congestion and hence improved public transport reliability as well as opportunities for future service expansion, and more people experiencing improved air quality and lowered levels of road traffic noise.

Since it fully opened in February 2019, there has been widespread public support for the completed project.