Community council wants your views on A96 dualling

Kintore and District Community Council wants to know your views on the A96 Dualling project routes around Kintore.

The first step – if you did not visit the exhibitions at Inverurie or Blackburn – is to download the pdf of the leaflet showing the route options for the Huntly to Aberdeen section.

On this leaflet you will read about the reasons for the A96 Dualling project and see more about the route options, including a map of the routes being considered.

In the immediate vicinity of Kintore these routes are:

South-west route round Inverurie
The south-west orange route (marked O1, O2, O3 and O4) to by-pass Inverurie. This follows the existing A96 until just before the Port Elphinstone roundabout, where it heads further west by Davah and Balquhain.

This route would have three junctions for Inverurie – (1) near Port Elphinstone, (2) near Blackhall and (3) near Inveramsay.

North-east routes round Inverurie
There are several variations of the north-east routes, but all end up on the violet (V3) route heading south-west over the river into Kintore.

The blue route (B1, B2 and B3) heads south-east from Colpy, towards Oldmeldrum and a junction near Lochter, where Aberdeenshire Council sees it picking up A947 traffic, before heading back to Kintore. The other options pink (P3), brown (Br3) and green (G1 and G2) will have different local impacts north of Inverurie, but from the Kintore perspective they all feed into the violet (V3) route.

All these north-east routes have just one junction for Inverurie, on the B9170 between Osprey Village and Barra.

The violet V3 route would cross the River Don to join the existing A96 at the Tavelty junction (the flyover immediately north of Kintore). Estimates suggest this new bridge taking traffic into Kintore would need to be about 600 metres long.

Transport Scotland responses
Transport Scotland is looking for the public to provide them with responses to the proposed routes by Thursday, November 22.

Responses can be emailed to:, or by post to: A96 Dualling Team, Transport Scotland, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HF (Include your name, address, postcode and telephone).

Community Council wants your opinion
Prior to that November 22 deadline, Kintore and District Community Council will be attending a community council meeting with the roads team on November 13. We urgently want your views for that meeting.

If you live in the Kintore area, we’d like your views on the route options to take to that meeting.

You can either post them as a comment on this post, or you can email When emailing, please give your name, and postcode.

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