Access to Laurencekirk consultation

There is still time for interested parties to have their say on access issues to Laurencekirk until February 28.

This is the next step of a consultation process following a study commissioned in December 2013 by Nestrans in partnership with Transport Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council and Tactran.

The aim of the study is to develop a preferred solution for access between the A90 trunk road and Laurencekirk and Montrose that is cost effective, improves road safety and meets the needs of local businesses and residents while ensuring the efficient operation of Laurencekirk High Street.

Information will be displayed on the work undertaken to date and comments on the potential options is welcomed. This feedback will form part of the appraisal.

Nestrans chair, Councillor Ramsay Milne, said: “I would urge as many people as possible to examine the options and put forward their views. A great deal of work has gone in to this study to identify the best possible solutions for Laurencekirk residents, businesses and all other stakeholders.”

The Access to Laurencekirk Study used the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) and the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) to inform the process.

Comment online via http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/transportation/TransportationStudies. Feedback will be taken into account as part of the Access to Laurencekirk study and inform the decision about which improvements will be taken forward to the next stage of assessment in spring 2015. Feedback can also be given via accesstolaurencekirk@ch2m.com or to - consultation manager, Access to Laurencekirk, CH2M HILL, City Park, 368 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 3AU.