‘Access to Laurencekirk Study’ drop in session announced

Stuart Smith2014, News

Following Nestrans appointment of CH2M HILL for the ‘Access to Laurencekirk Study’, a drop in session is taking place next week at the Masonic Hall in Laurencekirk on Tuesday 11th March from 2.30pm – 8pm.  This will give interested parties a chance to see the information gathered to date and provide their views to assist with the assessment process.

Nestrans Chair Councillor Peter Argyle, “This session will allow us to share information with the public and make sure everyone’s views are captured. It will help ensure that the full extent of the problems and opportunities that exist have been covered. It will also provide people with an opportunity to comment on the objectives that are being developed to assess any proposed options against and suggest options for consideration. We recently held stakeholder events but this drop in session is open to all as we want to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to share their opinions. The feedback will then be used as part of the evaluation process on the suitability of proposed options and ensure that the best solution is identified.”

The study, which was commissioned in December, is to identify a preferred solution for access between the A90 Trunk Road and Laurencekirk, whilst ensuring it improves road safety and is cost effective. The study wants to meet the needs of local businesses and residents whilst also ensuring the efficient operation of Laurencekirk High Street.

To ensure a robust evidence base for any preferred solution, the study is utilising the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) and the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB). This will assist in clarifying the full extent of problems that have to be resolved, opportunities that exist, the objectives that are desired and the best solutions for completing them.