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Meet A96 Dualling Design Team

Published: 20 Sep 2016 10:17
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Transport

Local chance to meet the A96 dualling design team for Hardmuir to Fochabers.

Three "Meet the team" events are being held in early October in Fochabers, Forres and Elgin when representatives from Transport Scotland's A96 Dualling team and their design consultants Mott MacDonald Sweco Joint Venture, including the scheme stakeholder co-ordinator, will be available to answer questions on the early design and assessment work being carried out on this stretch of the route.

‪Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown 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.

‪"Dualling the A96 requires careful, in-depth planning and design so that we deliver the right scheme and help tackle congestion, make journey times more reliable and, crucially, improve road safety.

‪"Having awarded the up to £50 million design contract earlier this year for the 28 mile section between Hardmuir and Fochabers, we are in the early stages of developing route options for the scheme and expect to consult on these later next year. The feedback received following the exhibitions held along the A96 corridor in May 2015 will be taken into account during the development and assessment of route options for this section of the route.

‪"These "Meet the team" events are an opportunity for locals and road users to hear first-hand from the people designing the route.

"As we progress the route options assessment stage of development further public consultations will be undertaken as part of our rolling programme of engagement to ensure that communities, businesses and individuals affected by the work are kept fully informed and their vital feedback taken into account."
Details of the Meet the team events:

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 12 noon – 7pm
Bellie Church Hall, The Square, Fochabers, IV32 7DG

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 12 noon – 7pm
Ramnee Hotel, Victoria Road, Forres, IV36 3BN

Thursday 6 October 2016, 12 noon – 7pm
The Gallery, Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin, IV30 1HS

Material from the "Meet the team" events will be available from 12 noon on Tuesday 4 October on the A96 Dualling Hardmuir to Fochabers website at: http://www.transport.gov.scot/project/a96-hardmuir-fochabers