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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00397: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 1 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the reported comment in the Press and Journal on 22 April 2016 by Stewart MacLean of the A82 Partnership that the A82 between Onich and Fort William “needs realigning and widening as there are a high number of accidents on this stretch”, what plans it has to invest in upgrading the A82 at this stretch of road.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 14 June 2016

The Scottish Government remains committed to upgrading the A82 between Glasgow and Fort William and has already invested over £5 million on the Crianlarich Bypass and £9.2 million on the Pulpit Rock Improvements. Design work is also underway on upgrading the section of the A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan. Over the past three years, approximately £154,000 has been spent on safety schemes between Onich and Fort William. As part of our on-going commitment to road safety, the Scottish Government will continue to consider ways to improve the safety of this route.