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Expected completion dates of sections of Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route: EIR release

Published: 23 Nov 2018

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Published:
23 Nov 2018
Expected completion dates of sections of Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03034  
Date received: 19 October 2018  
Date responded: 20 October 2018
 
Information requested
 
A list of expected completion dates of sections of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) Project.
 
Response
As the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.
This exemption is subject to the ‘public interest test’. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.
Please find below details of the expected completion dates of sections of the AWPR held on 19 October 2018 (the date of your request);

 

Section of Road

Expected Completion date

Craibstone and Dyce

This opened to traffic on 22 September 2016

Balmedie to Tipperty

This opened to traffic on 15 August 2018

Parkhill (Goval) to Blackdog

This opened to traffic on 27 June 2018

Stonehaven/Charleston to Craibstone

This is expected to open to traffic in Autumn 2018

Remainder of AWPR (Goval to Craibstone)

This is expected to open to traffic in Autumn 2018

 
On 1 November 2018 Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity made a statement to Parliament regarding the AWPR project. He confirmed that a definitive opening date for the remaining two sections could not be provided. The statement can be found on the following link:
http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=11746&i=106344
 
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