Campaign group encourages responses to A96 corridor review

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Time is running out for responses to a Transport Scotland ‘Corridor Review’ for the A96 for the section between Raigmore and Craibstone Interchange in Aberdeen.

The review includes an additional public engagement in the form of an online survey/questionnaire accessible via https://www.transport.gov.scot/our-approach/strategy/a96-corridor-review/ and must be completed by June 10.

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In a statement posted on social media this week, the A96 action committee which opposed plans for several of the proposed routes asked people to make their views known.

They said: “The A96 action committee sees nothing in the survey questionnaire that clearly favors one option or outcome over another.

“It has been confirmed to us that all options, including those deselected during the 2018-2020 public comment period, will be considered under the current assessment.

“We cannot anticipate or comment on how the responses to the questionnaire will be used to guide the Consultants in their analysis, but we have been assured that all responses and comments will be taken into account.

“Our research has shown that it is possible to overtake in line (using an ‘urban profile’ carriageway) using the existing A96 infrastructure in and around Inverurie.

“Our position on this proposal has not changed and, to support the case for an online solution, we will provide the review authors – Jacobs – with copies of the reports and papers we have produced, including those shared with the Scottish Government and the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland.

‘The questionnaire includes options where you can add comments – please take this opportunity to support the case of online doubles as it remains the most cost effective and least environmentally damaging solution.’


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