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S5W-05240: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 30 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking and plans to take to (a) increase capacity and (b) reduce congestion on the Edinburgh City bypass.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 13 December 2016

Transport Scotland is continuing with work to identify how best to mitigate congestion on the A720, and how a potential increase in capacity would contribute. As the work is currently underway it would not be appropriate to prejudge the outcome.

I refer the member to the answers provided for S5W-03082 on 6 October 2016 and S5W-03084 on 4 October 2016 for further information on Transport Scotland’s on-going investment in localised improvements on this route in 2016-17, and work being undertaken to determine requirements in future.

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