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Offline Garlogie_Granite

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #180 on: May 24, 2018, 09:58:54 AM »

What's interesting about the Guardian story, is that it doesn't say who's liable for the cost. It looks like it's just the company informing their shareholders rather than an increased debt of the Scottish government. In which case, excellent contracting, for once.
For twice, ScotGov did the same for the Queensferry crossing. Any excess hits shareholders not taxpayers.

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #181 on: May 25, 2018, 06:49:35 AM »
I live in the centre of town

I know it’s colder in the country but I remember scraping ice off my car windscreen once this winter.

Let’s double it and say twice.

Damp grey miserable we can all agree with but it hasn’t been cold.

It’s a lie

DD it was cold during the winter, I stay to the North of the City and days could have snow outside, but go into centre and nothing. Even when it snows, it usually hangs about longer out in the shire than it does in the City.

Once we move to our shiny new stadium, you'll appreciate how colder it gets the further out of the city you go.

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #182 on: May 26, 2018, 04:18:21 AM »
It wasn't cold during the winter.

Believe me, I know all about driving in snow and ice.

It's all a joke you know, they wouldn't really move away from Pittodrie.

They'd have to be off their heads to do that.

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #183 on: August 13, 2018, 10:42:34 AM »
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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #184 on: August 13, 2018, 12:56:21 PM »
DD it was cold during the winter, I stay to the North of the City and days could have snow outside, but go into centre and nothing. Even when it snows, it usually hangs about longer out in the shire than it does in the City.

Once we move to our shiny new stadium, you'll appreciate how colder it gets the further out of the city you go.
Funnily enough, I live out in Garlogie, we had two days of snow this winter.

And yes temps do drop a degree or too further out you go, and vice versa in warmer weather, but you're forgetting to factor in the windchill factor at ice-station Pittodrie

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #185 on: November 01, 2018, 04:42:28 PM »
What a cluster fuck.
The bridge at Dyce holding up the opening and there’s now no opening date for the foreseeable.

It’s not clear why they won’t open the Stonehaven to Craibstone section, it’s been finished for ages.

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #186 on: November 01, 2018, 07:08:37 PM »
It'll be something to do with the contract along the lines of not being able to open the road until they give the contractor the taking over certificate which will start the defect liability period, which they won't want to do while the contractor is still working. There will be payment milestones connected to most likely. The MSP chap said something about them being able to open the completed stretch once the contractor agrees to the proposed variation order, that sounds about right. I imagine the VO will be incredibly unfavourable towards the contractor.

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #187 on: November 07, 2018, 12:57:54 PM »
What I am wholly and utterly sick of is the local politicians slagging this off at every turn. It's been built, it's nearly open, but to hear the daily pish in the P&J and EE from Lewis McDonald, Mike Belly Rumbles, and Andrew fuckign Bowie, you'd think their party's had all been intent on building this, and if it wasn't for the nasty SNP it would have been done long ago.

I will say Lewis did say last weekend that the contractors had a lot of questions to answer, so finally a smidgen of sense, but the other two, they can go and take a lang walk into a midden, the stinking shites that they are.

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #188 on: November 08, 2018, 08:14:42 PM »
It'll be something to do with the contract along the lines of not being able to open the road until they give the contractor the taking over certificate which will start the defect liability period, which they won't want to do while the contractor is still working. There will be payment milestones connected to most likely. The MSP chap said something about them being able to open the completed stretch once the contractor agrees to the proposed variation order, that sounds about right. I imagine the VO will be incredibly unfavourable towards the contractor.

You were spot on  :thumbsup:
Looks like some positive moves are taking place to get the southern section open.
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/fresh-talks-to-open-completed-stretch-of-aberdeen-bypass-positive-says-transport-secretary/


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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #189 on: November 09, 2018, 10:15:25 AM »
You were spot on  :thumbsup:
Looks like some positive moves are taking place to get the southern section open.
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/fresh-talks-to-open-completed-stretch-of-aberdeen-bypass-positive-says-transport-secretary/
Strange, you'd have thought rent-a-quote Belly Rumbles, or Bowie would be all over that, but nah, can't find the negative angle.

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #190 on: December 10, 2018, 02:31:59 PM »
Craibstone to Stonehaven section opening on Wednesday.

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #191 on: December 11, 2018, 08:42:59 AM »
Craibstone to Stonehaven section opening on Wednesday.

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #192 on: December 11, 2018, 02:28:11 PM »
Thank fuck.

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #193 on: February 19, 2019, 06:52:04 AM »
Open.  :clap: :headbanger:

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #194 on: February 19, 2019, 06:57:01 AM »

 If you mean the bitty at Dyce then Yasss.Took me 3 attempts to get onto the right road for Ellon the other day

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #195 on: February 19, 2019, 07:51:05 AM »
Although I dare say we will be waiting another 10yrs for them to actually build the fucker:
Beat it by 9 months, great shout tho  :thumbsup: :D

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #196 on: March 04, 2019, 08:24:00 PM »
Only a matter of time before someone gets killed, or worse, trying to turn off towards Westhill at the roundabout at bottom of the by-pass.

Quite a few chancers on inside lane (designated towards city) who keep going round roundabout to go in opposite direction.

Sumbudy gonna get hurt...

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #197 on: March 05, 2019, 05:38:52 PM »
 Some random comments  -   Seen me taking around an hour to get from Portlethen to where I want to at Dyce pre Bypass,...but today,left Portlethen at 07.30,and was in Foveran at 08.05  :thumbsup:
    Heading into town,managing to leave 15/20 mins later.

 Couple of minor things;
The slip lanes are a bit weird/confusing if youre a newbie
A bit more signage where to get on or off
Still trying to work out what or where Cleanhill was pre Bypass   ???

  Other than that,thumbs up.Almost embarassing how few cars are on it sometimes
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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #198 on: March 05, 2019, 07:55:50 PM »
In 100 years it'll be the present day North and South Anderson Drive.

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Re: Holy Mother of Jesus: AWPR Approved
« Reply #199 on: March 10, 2019, 12:57:52 AM »
Found it slightly surreal driving it today and wasn't going to bother until the signs at Stonehaven suggested it was better for ARI.
The slip road at Stonehaven seems like it was an after thought (is this perhaps leftover from the old road layout) but then it was like the footage of when the M1 or M6 first opened. Mile after mile with little or no other cars on either side and little or no sliproads - plenty of emergency laybys tough one of which had speed camera van.

The sliproad for Kingswells/ Westhill/ ARI was well signposted but the way it has been constructed I thought I was pulling onto the hard shoulder. Took a detour to see how Kingsford was getting on and had there not been any traffic I may have been done for speeding as last time I drove that road it was a 60mph race track.

I probably should use it tomorrow on the way home but part of me wants to see if there is a visible impact on the Brig'o'dee traffic although sunday afternoon/ evening won't really be a good test case.
Have any Aberdeen residents noted a reduction in the rushhour gridlock on great southern road during the week or is it still best to avoid it between 430 & 7pm on weekdays?
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