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Campaign group encourage responses on A96 corridor review


By David Porter

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

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

A96.
A96.

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

They said: "The A96 Action Committee does not see anything in the survey questionnaire that clearly favours one option or outcome over another.

"It has been confirmed to us that all options, including any deselected during the 2018 - 2020 Public Consultation period, will be reviewed as part of the current assessment.

"We cannot anticipate or comment on how 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 showed that it is possible to dual online (employing an ‘urban profile’ carriageway) using existing A96 infrastructure in and around Inverurie.

"Our position regarding this proposal has not changed and, to support the case for an online solution, we will be providing the review authors - Jacobs - with copies of the reports and papers we produced, including those shared with the Scottish Government and the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland.

"The questionnaire includes options where you can add comments – please use the opportunity to support the case for online dualling as it remains the most cost effective and least environmentally damaging solution."


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