Public consulted on Rest and Be Thankful plans

Public engagement events on the long-term solution at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful are being held from 18 to 21 March at four venues across Argyll and Bute. The events are designed to provide local communities and road users with the opportunity to meet the designers, as well as view and comment on the […]

Scottish travel in 2022 down down on pre-pandemic levels

A survey of Scotland’s transport and travel habits has found that there was a reduction in travel in 2022 compared to 2019. Transport Scotland statisticians have released the Transport and Travel in Scotland statistics publication. The publication includes a range of statistics from the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) about the journeys people make and how […]

A1 to have resurfacing work in Scotland

Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland is planning ten nights of resurfacing works on the A1 at North Granthouse, Houndwood and South of Bankton next month. The works will take place from 11 to 22 March with the road closed in both directions between Ayton Junction and Tower Farm Junction, the northbound carriageway will be […]

Council withdraws objection to A90 flyover

Aberdeenshire Council has withdrawn a technical objection against plans for a flyover at the blackspot A90 Laurencekirk junction in the region. The Courier newspaper reports that the council has reached agreement with Transport Scotland around replacement of a 170-year-old bridge near the A90/A937 crossing. It says campaigners hope it will now speed up progress on […]

Emails suggest A96 dualling pledge abandoned earlier than thought

It’s being claimed the promise to dual the A96 by 2030 was quietly dropped more than three years ago – even though officially the deadline hasn’t been dropped at all. The Northern Scot Newspaper in an exclusive report says it’s seen emails which show then-Transport Secretary Michael Matheson MSP, civil servants and Transport Scotland officials […]

MSP gives cautious welcome to new A9 timescales

A Labour member of the Scottish Parliament welcoming new timeframes put in place for dualling the A9 and A96, but is stressing that much of the actual construction work will not be carried out until the end of the project and MSPs need to keep the pressure on the Scottish Government until then to ensure […]

Two weeks of overnight closures planned for the M8 in Glasgow

The M8 eastbound will be closed overnight between junctions 13 and 14 from tonight (12 February) until Saturday 24 for resurfacing work. Amey is carrying out the work on the stretch north of Parkhead on behalf of Transport Scotland, which says this scheme will benefit around 32,000 road users each day, by improving the condition […]

A9 dualling review ruled out

Scotland’s Transport Secretary says there has not, and will not be, a formal internal review into why the A9 will not be dualled by the original 2025 timetable. Mairi McAllan, the SNP Transport, New Zero and Just Transition Secretary confirmed no such review has taken place after being questioned by fellow SNP MSP, Fergus Ewing. […]

Transport Scotland in A9 dualling roadshow

Communities in Northern Scotland are being invited to view plans for completing the dualling of the A9 between Perth and Inverness at venues along the corridor over the coming weeks. Transport Scotland officials will be on hand at drop in exhibitions which will be held at venues in Inverness, Aviemore, Dalwhinnie, Pitlochry and Perth between […]

Scottish island connectivity plan looks at tunnels

The Scottish Government is looking at the feasibility of building tunnels between some of its Western Isles to improve travelling between them. In its Islands Connectivity Plan it looks at whether tunnels could be built under the Sound of Harris linking the Uists and Harris/Lewis, the Sound of Barra linking Barra and the Uists and […]

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