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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-14046: Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will instruct Transport Scotland to conduct an urgent investigation into road conditions and safety on the A76.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 7 February 2018

28 days.  

Since 2007 over £40m has been spent maintaining the A76. This includes the recent delivery of schemes as follows;

A76 Skerrington Roundabout to Cairn Road Overbridge (£361k)

A76 Templeton RBT to Little Heateth (£864k)

A76 North of Barleith to Bellfield Rbt (£227k)

A76 Barleith (£162k)

Patching works are also planned for the A76 at Dalpedder and Overcairn Farm before the end of the current financial year. In the 2018-19 financial year, there are several major re-surfacing schemes programmed as follows;

A76 Horsecleugh Underpass to Glenramskill Avenue (£296k)

A76 Crockroy to High Cairn (£237k)

A76 Pennylands Burn to Barony Rd Underbridge (£428k)

A76 Holywood Station (£147k)

A76 North of Barburgh Quarry (£176k)