In 2019 Farrans was awarded a £17.6m design and build contract by Transport Scotland to reconfigure the Haudagain Roundabout, a major road junction in Aberdeen.
Farrans is an expert contractor in the Roads and Bridges sector, working with clients including Transport Scotland, the Department for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland, Transport NI and Highways England. Farrans specialises in the construction of flagship roads schemes contribute to the economic development of regions, bringing long-term benefits to road users and local communities.
The Haudagain Roundabout is a major road junction in Aberdeen which is currently operating at limited capacity. This contract involves the construction of around 500m of new dual carriageway connecting the A92 (formerly A90) North Anderson Drive and the A96 Auchmill Road, alleviating the bottlenecks at the notorious roundabout. The project will enable improved pedestrian and cycling routes through the local area.
This is a high-profile project in a sensitive area which has required agreement from many stakeholders. The road passes through a residential area which has a high concentration of utilities which need to be made safe and diverted either temporarily or permanently. Following consultation with all stakeholders, including Scottish Water, Vodafone and Openreach, Farrans is providing safe access to the site and working collaboratively with the various utility providers.
Traffic management and utilities management have added complexities to this project. Work will result in single lane closures and contraflow systems for short periods of time.
The Farrans’ team will be working through the night and over weekends to minimise disruption for road users.
This project is anticipated to be complete in Winter 2021.