Funding for A90 Laurencekirk design work

Nestrans are to carry out the work on behalf of partners Transport Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council.

Welcoming the funding announcement, Transport Minister Keith Brown said:

“We are committed to work with Nestrans and Aberdeenshire Council to take forward plans for improving the A90, specifically in this case at Laurencekirk.

“The construction of a new merge lane by Transport Scotland at the A90/A937 northern junction at Laurencekirk last year was the latest in a number of safety upgrades at this location.

“This design work, which is expected to get underway in the autumn, will help determine a preferred option for accessing Laurencekirk.

“The funding from Transport Scotland will contribute towards this important work that looks at the current conditions as well as development aspirations around this part of the A90 and their impact on the village.”

“Nestrans Chair, Councillor Peter Argyle said:

"I am delighted that this funding has been identified so that the options for access to Laurencekirk can be developed. Nestrans is well placed to work with Transport Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council to undertake this work and I know that the proposed solutions will be keenly anticipated by those who have long been campaigning for improved access from the A90 to Laurencekirk."

Published 20 Aug 2013