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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07101: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 9 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its planned programme to replace all unprotected lay-bys on dual carriageway sections of the trunk road network with the latest protected designs, and when this programme will be completed.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 1 March 2017

There is no set programme for the replacement of lay-bys on dual carriageways on the trunk road network. The programming of lay-by improvement schemes are considered based upon; condition inspections, whether there are other improvement schemes planned adjacent to the lay-by, and whether the annual review of road safety statistics has identified a lay-by replacement as a priority scheme. All trunk road works are developed and programmed against competing priorities across the network.