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‘It’s now time they stopped neglecting the North-east’

Montrose Councillor David May, Sir Robert Smith MP, Alison McInnes MSP and Stonehaven & Lower Deeside Councillor Peter Bellarby at the junction with a shovel to highlight that this is a shovel ready project.

Montrose Councillor David May, Sir Robert Smith MP, Alison McInnes MSP and Stonehaven & Lower Deeside Councillor Peter Bellarby at the junction with a shovel to highlight that this is a shovel ready project.

Politicians have called on the Scottish Government to ‘stop dithering and start delivering’ at a notorious junction on the A90.

Sir Robert Smith MP and Alison McInnes MSP want Holyrood to produce a solution to the Laurencekirk junction.

The politicians recently visited the accident blackspot with Aberdeenshire councillor Peter Bellarby and Angus councillor David May.

Plans to the much-needed changes to the road have been repeatedly delayed.

Sir Robert said: “The North-east is the powerhouse of Scotland’s economy, yet the Scottish Government have failed to invest in key transport projects like this junction.

“For many years now the local community have made the case for a safer junction. The fact that the current junction needs a 50mph limit goes to show that it is no longer suitable.

‘‘Meanwhile, the government are investing in a new rail link between Edinburgh and Glasgow. It is time they stopped neglecting the North-east.”

Today (Thursday) campaigners will demonstrate infront of Holyrood for action on the junction.

The A937/A90 junction campaign group are planning to protest outside the Scottish Parliament building after travelling down to Edinburgh.

The protest has been organised by campaign driving force, Jill Fotheringham.

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes said: “The Transport Minister is on record stating that a grade separated junction will have to be funded by developers. But a grade separated junction is needed now to address the existing safety issues.

“Although the 50mph zone has reduced the risk, there still are drivers who do not heed or see the warning signs and drive at 70mph - or more.”

 

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