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Views sought on M90/A90 variable speed limits and actively managed hard shoulders

Transport Scotland has launched a public consultation on its proposal to regulate use of the M90 and A90 Trunk Roads crossing the Forth.

The regulations are for roads being constructed and improved as part of the Forth Replacement Crossing project - Admiralty Interchange to Scotstoun – and allow implementation of:
 
• Mandatory variable speed limits on the M90 between Admiralty Junction and the new Queensferry Junction to the south of the Queensferry Crossing
 
• Mandatory variable speed limits on the A90 between the new Queensferry Junction to the south of the Queensferry Crossing and Dalmeny
 
• Mandatory variable speed limits on the northbound M90 from Masterton Junction to the end of the ITS system already in place

• An actively managed hard shoulder on the M90 between Ferrytoll Junction and the new Queensferry Junction, including across the Queensferry Crossing. This will be used by certain buses if the Forth Road Bridge is closed to such vehicles during periods of high winds.
 
A more detailed summary of the proposals and how to respond can be found at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/transport-scotland/m90-a90-trunk-road
 
The Consultation is live from noon on 31 March 2016.

Transport Scotland welcomes any comments by noon on Thursday 23 June 2016.
 
Further information on the Forth Replacement Crossing project can be found at www.forthreplacementcrossing.info

Notes
Regulations are under Section 17 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and will relate to the M90/A90 Trunk Road (Admiralty Interchange to Scotstoun).
These will be Variable Speed Limits and Actively Managed Hard Shoulder Regulations 2016.

Publication Date: 
Thu 31/Mar/2016
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