A96 Dualling East of Huntly to Aberdeen preferred option

The period for comments on the preferred option for the stretch of the dualling of the A96 between East of Huntly and Aberdeen has been extended by a further 3 weeks.

Transport Scotland has listened to the feedback from local communities and their elected representatives and is happy to extend the feedback period to 8 March.

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson said:

“As with all Transport Scotland’s major infrastructure projects, consultation is an integral part of the design process for the A96 Dualling East of Huntly to Aberdeen scheme.

“Recognising the impact of the festive period and the COVID-19 restrictions, we had already extended the usual feedback period by two weeks to eight weeks.

“However, I recognise the widespread interest in this scheme and in light of the ongoing restrictions and feedback received, I am happy to extend the consultation period for a further three weeks to let the public have their say on the preferred option.

“As we continue to develop the preferred option in greater detail, individuals, communities and businesses affected by the work will be kept fully informed and their feedback carefully considered.”