A90 Laurencekirk preferred option on public display

Lucy Johnston 2018

News Release from Transport Scotland:

Transport Scotland’s proposals for the planned road improvements at Laurencekirk include a new grade-separated junction to the south of the town with a bridge over the A90 and improved accessibility and safer travel for active travel users such as pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians.

The local community and road users will have two opportunities over the next two months – today and then 24 August 2018 – to view and comment on the preferred option that has been identified for the much-needed Laurencekirk Junction Improvement scheme.

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

“Having put a number of options for the planned improvements at Laurencekirk on display last year and considered the feedback following the public exhibition, we are now able to let the public see and comment on the preferred option that has been identified for this much-needed upgrade.

“The plans on display will help reduce accidents and delays by preventing traffic turning or crossing at the busy A90 junction to the south of the town. This will be achieved by grade-separating it which will also improve safety and accessibility for all active travel users.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to attend the exhibitions to see the preferred option or view the material online and give us their views.

“All comments we receive will be considered as we develop the preferred option in greater detail and look to publish draft orders for the scheme in 2019.”