Thirteen years after a campaign was launched to improve road safety at a dangerous junction on the A90, residents now have the chance to consider plans for the long awaited grade separated junction at Laurencekirk. Mike Rumbles MSP attended an exhibition hosted by Transport Scotland this morning (Monday 30th), at the St Laurence Hall, where three proposed options for the junction were put on show for the public.
Representatives of Transport Scotland told the North East MSP that they were listening to the views of local residents and that the preferred option would be published in the Spring of 2018.
Laurencekirk remains the largest community along the length of the A90 without a safe grade separated junction on to the busy trunk road.
Mr Rumbles said: “The campaign to upgrade the junction is all about saving lives and public safety. We have waited thirteen years for these plans to be drafted and the fact that progress is finally being made is very welcome.
“I encourage everyone who has a view on the matter to come forward and examine the proposed routes. All three options on display are valid ones and Transport Scotland want to hear everyone’s views before choosing the best one.
“This progress is very good news, however I want to see construction begin as soon as the plans have been approved. There is no good reason that work on that these vital safety measures should not start straight away.”