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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12208: David Stewart (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to ensure adequate signage is in place between the new dualled sections of the A9 and the single carriageways to alert drivers to the changed road layout, and whether it plans to install temporary signage.

Answered by: Keith Brown 8 November 2017

The Scottish Government has procedures in place to ensure that the signage on all new sections of road must meet the required design and road safety standards and be independently certified as compliant. Prior to opening to traffic, any new section of road, including those on the A9, must undergo a safety audit which includes a thorough review of signage. The audit team, led by a competent road safety auditor, includes representatives from Police Scotland, Transport Scotland and the contractor.