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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07024: Ross Thomson (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how much the reported increased use of B and C roads because of the construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) will cost in maintenance charges, and who will meet this.

Answered by: Keith Brown 28 February 2017

Once the AWPR/B-T is open to traffic, we predict a reduction in traffic levels on local roads.

Each local road authority has a statutory duty to manage and maintain all local roads in their area. Other than specific larger roads the AWPR/B-T contractor has to obtain the relevant local authority’s agreement prior to using the local road network for construction traffic. This gives local authorities the opportunity to directly manage traffic levels and to set any conditions that they consider appropriate. This includes agreeing any liability for repairs which may be required as a result of increased traffic.