|12 Mar 2011.
For immediate release.
“It makes no sense that Transport Scotland should waste money in this manner rather than do the job properly. Building a new carriageway alongside the existing one — in order to create a dual carriageway — is clearly the more sensible option, as this will minimize disruption, be far safer during construction, make the road safer afterwards, and future-proof the road.”A previous 2+1 scheme at Moy has been rendered useless by cones closing off the overtaking lane after local residents trying to turn off the A9 pointed out that it was dangerous. They had done so before construction started but were ignored. 3
“Scottish Minister for Transport, Keith Brown, needs to take a long hard look at the competence of planners at Transport Scotland. Public money is being wasted, drivers are being subject to lengthy and unnecessary delays, and road safety risks are not being properly analysed. Fatal accidents continue to occur on the single carriageway sections of the A9 with worrying frequency. The situation cannot be allowed to continue.”