Date lodged: 11 May 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to questions S5W-09002 and S5W-09003 by Humza Yousaf on 10 May 2017, what options for the Usan Junction and South Esk viaduct are being considered by the Aberdeen to Central Belt Reference Group, and by what date it will announce the group's decision on which to pursue.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 24 May 2017
I refer to previous answers S5W-09002 and S5W-09003 which both state that all options will be considered. The inaugural meeting of the Reference Group, scheduled for 22 May, will examine the work required to identify, assess and prioritise options. That work will be subsequently set out in an agreed programme of activity which once concluded will, in due course, result in the selection of a preferred option.