A96 dualling – design updates to be revealed
A series of drop-ins are being held later this month to allow the public the opportunity to view and comment on design developments and changes to the preferred option for the Hardmuir to Fochabers scheme, announced last December.
The ongoing design work along with public and stakeholder consultation have resulted in a number of refinements to the preferred option for the scheme. These include changes to the alignment design and junction layouts in some areas.
Along with these design changes, communities will be able to see our developing proposals for non-motorised users, including cyclists.
Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said:
“The Scottish Government is committed to dualling the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen, underlining its commitment to connecting Scotland’s cities with a high quality transport system that will generate sustainable economic growth.
“Having announced the preferred option in December 2018 for the 28 mile section between Hardmuir and Fochabers, we are now providing the public with the opportunity to see key design developments and active travel proposals following public feedback and ongoing design work.
“The scheme will provide better transport connections in Moray and to the wider transport network, bring relief to communities currently affected by through traffic and save over 20 minutes for road users travelling between Hardmuir and Fochabers.
“I would encourage everyone with an interest in this important scheme to come along to one of the drop-ins this month or view the updates online and give us their views.”
Details of the drop-ins as follows:
Tuesday 29th October 2019 – 12 noon – 7 PM
Forres Town Hall, High St, Forres, IV36 1PB
Wednesday 30th October 2019 – 12 noon – 7 PM
Elgin Town Hall, 1 Trinity Place, Elgin, IV30 1UL
Thursday 31st October 2019 – 12 noon – 7 PM
Speymouth Hall, Stynie Road, Mosstodloch, IV32 7JN