Liberal Democrat Transport spokesperson and North East MSP Mike Rumbles has welcomed the launch of a public exhibition for the Laurencekirk Junction Improvement Scheme, today, and has called on the Scottish Government to start work as soon as possible.
The grade-separated junction on the A90 will bring cars onto the correct side of the carriageway without the danger of crossing oncoming traffic.
Temporary safety measures were put in place back in 2006, after a fatal accident at the junction but work was put on hold after a change of government in 2007. Local campaigners have been calling for the work to continue and last year Mr Rumbles received assurances from the then economy secretary, Keith Brown, that the upgrade would be delivered during in this Parliament.
Mike Rumbles said: “Local safety campaigners have waited for over a decade to see the upgrade for the junction. I’m pleased that the final plans have now been put forward, now I want to see shovels in the ground as soon as possible.
“A grade-separated road will be safer for all road users joining and passing the A90 junction at Laurencekirk, as well as reducing congestion around the adjoining roads.
“Now that the final plans are in place there is no reason that work cannot start straight away. Let’s get on with the job.”
Notes for editors:
The exhibition will be open to the public at the Dickson Memorial Hall, Station Road, Laurencekirk. Friday the 20th July, 12noon – 7pm and Friday 24th August, 12noon – 7pm.