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Err... what 'Christmas stuff'?
OK Christmas 2016 then
This announcement along with works to dual the A9 beggars the question exactly who will be able to afford to drive on these roads with the increasing cost of fuel?We've seen fuel rise in cost by some 40p a litre over the past two years (roughly 130p now), so when work starts it might well cost 210p a litre with little chance of the economy recovering much by thenThe A9 might be finished by 2025 by which time fuel could cost over £4 a litre, thats roughly £20+ a gallon. Would the money to build these roads not be better placed in public transport, or are we still so obsessed by cars that we cannot see the reality of the costs of using one!
I suppose there is a presumption that car use will increase rather than decline and greater numbers of people will continue to travel large distances for shopping activities among other things. 30 Billion invested to make public transport cheaper and more available might do a lot to free up the roads yes.Things could change very quickly however. Hopefully Eurogeddon can be postponed until after Christmas?
Does this mean that we will finally get a bypass?
Nairnlass Do you mean a second one? as we already have one built in the late fifty's I. E. King--- St Ninian road.Which removed through traffic from the High street- Leopold street
The St Ninian/ King Street thoroughfare is technically a partial inner ring road, or perhaps even a central traffic congestion relief facility....Whichever, the news about the work proposed to commence in 2016 , twixt Inverness and Aberdeen, certainly drags the likelihood of a Nairn bypass right into focus & it looks like it'll be twice as wide as first thought.
If the new dual carriageway follows the current route of the A96 through Nairn the road widening would take care of all the carbuncle buildings folk gurn about - result
I think a flyover would be a better option , it would offer great sea views!
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