Options for A96 dualling scheme to go on display

A series of public exhibitions are being held during the week of 8 October to let the public and road users see and comment on a number of initial options that have been developed for the 26 mile section of the A96 between East of Huntly and Aberdeen.

The identification of these options follows initial design and assessment work along with consideration of feedback received to date.

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

“The Scottish Government has given a clear commitment to dual the A96 which will see delivery of around 88 miles of upgraded road between Inverness and Aberdeen, a huge task but one we are committed to delivering.

“As part of that work, we are taking forward the design work for the stretch of the route between East of Huntly and Aberdeen and next month we will let people see the options we have developed for this challenging section of the A96.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in this scheme to visit one of the exhibitions from 8-11 October and give us their views. The vital feedback we receive will help inform the design and assessment work as we look to identify a preferred route option next year.”

Details of the public exhibitions:

Monday 8th October

Inverurie Town Hall, Market Place, Inverurie AB51 3SN

Tuesday 9th October

Inverurie Town Hall, Market Place, Inverurie AB51 3SN

Wednesday 10th October

Stewarts Hall, 15-17 Gordon Street, Huntly, AB54 8AJ

Thursday 11th October

Kinellar Community Hall, Fintray Road, Blackburn, Aberdeenshire AB21 0JQ

All exhibitions run from 12:00 noon until 7:00pm