ROCK excavation work is set to start west of Kingswells on October 19 for the construction of the Aberdeen bypass, which is due for completion at the end of 2017.

The work between Fairley and Cloghill is expected to last for around 14 weeks and will take place between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Three blasts a week west of Kingswells are expected. The works will enable rock to be removed from the area to lower the ground to the level of the new road level.

A Transport Scotland spokeswoman said: “Prior to the blasting works properties within 150 metres of the blast site will have a pre-condition survey carried out and those within 500 metres will be informed of the work by letter.

“All necessary health and safety precautions have been taken.”

The building of the Abereden Western Peripheral Route and the dualling of the A90 between Balmedie and Tippery north of the city will involve excavation and transportation of some seven million tonnes of rock.

For more details about the project, including a link to Construction Progress, click here.

Balmedie and Tipperyt north of the city involves the excavation and transportation of some seven million tonnes of rock.