11th May 2015
Communities given first look at early assessment and design programme
With work at a more advanced stage for the section between Inverness and Nairn, including a Nairn bypass, the initial engineering and strategic environmental assessment work from east of Nairn to Aberdeen is now complete, and a range of possible road improvement strategy options to be taken to the next stage of design will go on show from 11-21 May. The programme for the next stage of design for east of Nairn to Aberdeen is also to be split into three sections (see above image), with design work for the first from east of Nairn to Fochabers to get under way early next year. Read more on this story here…
Details of the A96 Dualling public exhibitions:
Monday 11 May 2015 12 noon – 7pm Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin IV30 1HS Tuesday 12 May 2015 12 noon - 7pm Forres Town Hall, High Street, Forres IV36 1PB
Wednesday 13 May 2015 12 noon – 7pm Gordon Arms Hotel, The Square, Huntly AB54 8AF
Monday 18 May 2015 12 noon – 7pm The Fochabers Public Institute, 15 High Street, Fochabers IV32 7EP
Tuesday 19 May 2105 12 noon – 7pm Longmore Hall, Banff Road, Keith AB55 5ET
Wednesday 20 May 2015 12 noon – 7pm Leys Hotel, Blackburn, Aberdeen AB21 0SS
Thursday 21 May 2015 12 noon – 7pm Kintore Arms Hotel, 83 High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QJ
These exhibitions also mark the start of the consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the A96 Dualling programme.
The exhibition material can be found at: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/road/a96-dualling-inverness-aberdeen/community-engagement. The public are asked to provide feedback by 22 June 2015.
Details of the A96 Dualling programme can be found at: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/project/a96dualling
The A96 Inverness to Nairn (including Nairn Bypass) scheme is currently at a more advanced stage of development with the preferred option for the scheme announced in October 2014.