Date lodged: 15 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the meeting with the A77 and A75 Action Group on 15 November 2017, during which the Minister for Transport and the Islands reportedly committed to commence an infrastructure review for these trunk roads as links to the port of Cairnryan within a month or two, when this review will commence; when the results are expected, and what the parameters of the review will be.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 3 January 2018
The South West Scotland Transport Study will consider the rationale for improvements to road, rail, public transport and active travel on the key strategic corridors including the A75, A77 and the railway corridors to Stranraer and Carlisle via Kilmarnock / Dumfries and will have a particular focus on access to the ports at Cairnryan. It will examine the case for change in relation to transport infrastructure investment.
The procurement of consultants to undertake the study is currently underway with appointment likely to take place in January 2018 and with final reporting expected in Autumn 2018.