Updated Options for A96 Hardmuir to Fochabers Scheme to go on Public Display

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Tuesday February 13 2018

A series of drop-in sessions will start on 27 February in Elgin, Forres and Fochabers.

The drop-in sessions will let locals and road users view and comment on proposed changes to the options being developed for the A96 Dualling Hardmuir to Fochabers scheme.

The ongoing design work along with the public consultation process have resulted in a number of changes to the options under consideration for the scheme.

Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown (pictured) said:

“The Scottish Government has given a clear commitment to dual the A96 which will see delivery of around 88 miles of upgraded road between Inverness and Aberdeen, a huge task but one we are relishing.

“Dualling the A96 requires careful, in-depth planning and design so that we deliver the right scheme and help tackle congestion, make journey times more reliable and, crucially, improve road safety.

“Transport Scotland is holding a series of public drop-in sessions from Tuesday 27 February to Friday 2 March 2018 to show the public the design development of the route options for the Hardmuir to Fochabers scheme.

“This includes potential junction layouts and design updates that have been made following feedback received on initial route options identified last year.

“I would encourage everyone with an interest in this important scheme to come along to one of these drop-in sessions or view the plans online and provide further vital feedback.”



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