Seven key figures from the Aberdeen Western Peropheral Route team gave a short presentation to North Kincardine Rural Community Council on Monday, October 19.
The meeting was well attended by about 50 members of the public, who voiced a common message that there had been a lack of communication from the AWPR team about the day-to-day works, including the impact of seven-day working.
One resident said: “We have no idea what you are doing - and we live right next to it.”
The AWPR team promised to take that on board, and a show of hands revealed that no-one had received information flyers about works. Director Graham Christie said that they will need to extend the seven day working in the new year. However, he could not say whether that would be in January or later.
Mr Christie added that seven-day working would start shortly, with work on-going from 8am to 4pm on Sundays.
Other points included: All work will stop over the festive period; any examples of unsafe working or driving should be reported with as many details as possible; a Bailey bridge will be built over the B979 at the Stonehaven junction in May or June next year while the existing A90 overbridge is demolished and replaced by a wider flyover;
Blasting will start at Kincausie in a few weeks; all material excavated in the southern leg or fastlink is to be reused in the North Kincardine area; in one area work had to wait three months until a goshawk flew away; engineers have been recruited from Greece, Portugal, Romania and Poland as well as the UK.
Contact details for the community liaison team are: 0800 058 8350, or firstname.lastname@example.org.