Average speed cameras to be installed on Aberdeen bypass project

Average speed cameras will be installed on the A90 between Blackdog and Balmedie in an effort to enhance safety for construction workers and road users.

Once installed, the cameras will display a sign which reads ‘Cameras Under Test’. These signs will be removed as the system becomes operational.

The average speed cameras are expected to stay in place until the works are complete and the reduced temporary speed limit is removed from this section of the A90.

An Aberdeen bypass project spokesperson said: “Since the beginning of the year, road users will have seen a significant increase in works across the project. The 50mph speed limit, which was introduced in January this year, will remain unchanged and the introduction of the cameras will help to ensure that this is observed.

“To enhance the safety of road workers on the A90 between Blackdog and Balmedie, who are now working in close proximity to road users in this area, additional safety measures are necessary. The use of average speed cameras will also protect road users, where construction operations adjacent to or beneath the road are not always visible to them.

“In addition to the proven safety benefits of average speed cameras, their deployment in major road works schemes demonstrates their ability to improve traffic flow and journey time reliability.”

Aberdeen Roads Limited has been working closely with Transport Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council, Police Scotland and the North Safety Camera Unit over the use of average speed cameras in this area.

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