Public feedback sought as A90/A952 corridor study progresses

Lucy Johnston2024, News

Improved roundabouts at Ellon, and potential new roundabouts at the Toll of Birness and Cortes junctions are among a series of options that public feedback is being sought on as the A90(N) and A952 transport study continues to make progress 

The vital routes connecting Ellon, Fraserburgh, Peterhead and surrounding communities are part of an ongoing study by Nestrans to find ways to improve transport accessibility and connectivity in the area. 

Nestrans are undertaking the study as part of the Strategic Transport Appraisal, which is funded by the Aberdeen City Region Deal, with the focus on identifying short-to-medium term interventions. This study complements the parallel Buchan Sustainable Transport Study that is looking at longer term options. 

The work has now reached ‘Preliminary Options Appraisal’ stage, which will also use public and stakeholder feedback to help refine and inform the options that are considered worthwhile to progress to the detailed appraisal stage later this year. 

Between December 2023 and January 2024, feedback from the public and stakeholders on existing problems and opportunities was used to help generate a long list of options, with those deemed most worthwhile now having been evaluated at a qualitative level. 

Options have been developed for key locations along the routes, with indicative options for the roundabouts north and south of Ellon, the junctions at Toll of Birness and Cortes, Cheyne Bridge in Peterhead, as well as corridor wide proposals to improve road safety and introduce active travel improvements in the communities the routes pass through.  

Councillor Alan Turner, who chairs both Nestrans and Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, said, “Nestrans, and partners across the north east, have long championed improvements along these routes to address safety, reliability, and journey times. I am pleased to see the study making progress. We are grateful to all those who have engaged with us on the work so far and would encourage people to continue to share their feedback with us.”  

The StoryMap and consultation are available online and will be open until Monday, 3rd June 2024: To take part visit: https://arcg.is/1rynGT0  

For those who would prefer to complete the survey over the phone please call 0131 335 4200 for a free call back service.