A transport Scotland Press Release
As the design work for the Inverness to Nairn (including Nairn Bypass) scheme continues, locals are to get a chance to meet the people designing the route.
Two “Meet the team” events are being held later this month in Culloden and Nairn when representatives from Transport Scotland’s A96 Dualling team and their design consultants, including the Stakeholder Co-ordinator, will be available to answer questions on the design and assessment work being carried out on the preferred option for the scheme which was announced last October.
Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities 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.
“Having awarded the £30 million design contract earlier this year for the 19-mile section between Inverness and Nairn which includes a bypass at Nairn, we are now progressing our plans to publish draft road Orders for the scheme in 2016 having identified a preferred option last October.
“Engagement with affected landowners is now underway and these “Meet the team” events are an opportunity for locals and road users to hear first-hand from the people designing the route.
“On the wider A96 Dualling programme, we held exhibitions this spring to let the public have a first look at early assessment work to dual the road between east of Nairn and Aberdeen. All comments received are being carefully considered and will be taken into account as we take the work forward to the next stage of design.”
As the Inverness to Nairn (including Nairn Bypass) scheme is further progressed, individuals, communities and businesses affected by the work will be kept fully informed and their vital feedback taken into account.
Details of the Meet the team events:
Wednesday 26 August 2015 – 12 noon – 7 pm –The Barn Church, Culloden House Avenue, Culloden, Inverness IV2 7AB.
Thursday 27 August 2015 – 12 noon – 7 pm – Nairn Community and Arts Centre, King Street, Nairn IV12 4BQ
Details of the A96 Dualling Inverness to Nairn (including Nairn Bypass) scheme can be found at: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/project/a96-inverness-nairn-including-nairn-bypass