Date lodged: 28 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-04307 by Keith Brown on 10 November 2016, what other sections of the M8 will have acoustic barrier fencing erected on them.
Answered by: Keith Brown 7 December 2016
The Transportation Noise Action Plan identifies six candidate noise management areas (CNMAs) on the M8, at Livingston, Blackburn, Whitburn, East Whitburn and Kirk O’Shotts. Each CNMA will be reviewed to determine if it should become a Noise Management Area (NMA) with this review due to be completed at the start of 2017. NMAs are locations where noise management interventions (including, but not limited to acoustic barrier fencing) could be applied on a prioritised basis during existing maintenance and improvement programmes, where reasonably practicable.