Published: 14/02/2018 09:22 - Updated: 14/02/2018 09:26

New A96 updates to go public

The A96, west of Forres.UPDATES to the proposed new A96 route through Moray are about to be made public.

A series of ‘drop-in sessions’ will start on February 27 to let locals and road users view and comment on proposed changes to the options for the dualled route between Hardmuir to Fochabers.

Transport Scotland says that ongoing work, along with the public consultation process, have resulted in a number of changes.

These include potential new junction layouts and design updates.

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 relishing.

"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."

"I would encourage everyone with an interest in this important scheme to come along to one of these drop-in sessions or view the plans online and provide further vital feedback."

The sessions, which will run on four consecutive days, are all on from noon-7pm at:

Elgin Town hall, Tuesday, February 27.

Mansefield Hotel, Elgin, Wednesday

Forres Town Hall, Thursday

Fochabers Institute, Friday

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