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Latest A96 dualling designs to be revealed

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DESIGN updates for the Hardmuir to Fochabers section of the dualled A96 are going on display.

Drop-in sessions at Forres, Elgin and Mosstodloch will take place later this month to allow the public the opportunity to view and comment on developments and changes to the preferred option for the scheme, announced last December.

Revised design details for the Hardmuir to Fochabers scheme of the A96 dualling works will go on show later this month.
Revised design details for the Hardmuir to Fochabers scheme of the A96 dualling works will go on show later this month.

Ongoing work has resulted in a number of refinements, including changes to the alignment design and junction layouts in some areas.

Along with these design changes, communities will be able to see developing proposals for non-motorised users, including cyclists.

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: "The Scottish Government is committed to dualling the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen, underlining its commitment to connecting Scotland’s cities with a high quality transport system that will generate sustainable economic growth.

"Having announced the preferred option in December 2018 for the 28 mile section between Hardmuir and Fochabers, we are now providing the public with the opportunity to see key design developments and active travel proposals following public feedback and ongoing design work.

"The scheme will provide better transport connections in Moray and to the wider transport network, bring relief to communities currently affected by through traffic and save over 20 minutes for road users travelling between Hardmuir and Fochabers.

"I would encourage everyone with an interest in this important scheme to come along to one of the drop-ins this month or view the updates online and give us their views."

The sessions take place at: Forres Town Hall, October 29, noon-7pm; Elgin Town Hall, October 30, noon-7pm and Speymouth Hall, October 31, noon-7pm.

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