Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route,
Balmedie to Tipperty

Aberdeen, Scotland

CLIENT
Construction Joint Venture
Balfour Beatty/Galliford Try
DURATION
July 2016 – August 2018
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The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) was a new road being developed to improve travel in and around Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland. PJ Davidson was awarded the contract to construct Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) and a Concrete Road Safety Barrier System for the whole project.

The AWPR bypass was split into four major sections:

  • Fastlink
  • Southern Leg
  • Northern Leg
  • Balmedie to Tipperty

With a total length of 58km of dual carriageway, the AWPR was the biggest infrastructure project in Europe at the time.

We used our Davidson Concrete Barrier (DCB) for the Concrete Road Safety Barrier System.

Key project statistics

We successfully delivered the works within a challenging environment, which consisted of:

  • Setting up concrete batching plants and relocation to multiple locations to suit construction programme
  • Setting up of the reinforcement welding compound on the site, to produce bespoke reinforcement sheets for CRCP
  • Producing 20,700 bespoke reinforcement sheets, equivalent to 10,350 tonnes of steel
  • Paving 98km of 9.3m wide CRCP, equivalent to 184,000m3 of concrete
  • Using 900 tones of cement a day on peak production days
  • Constructing 43.8km of DCB, equivalent to 17,000m3 of concrete
  • Installing 1.8km of precast concrete road safety barrier system for the maintenance crossing points (MCP)

Installing 1.7km of precast concrete road safety barrier system on the structures, including iconic river Dee and Don bridges

There were no reportable accidents / incidents.

KEY PROJECT STATISTICS

44
KM OF DCB
201,000
M3 OF CONCRETE BATCHED
AND PAVED BY PJD
98
KM OF 9.3m

WIDE CONCRETE PAVEMENT