Date lodged: 14 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what plans the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity has to visit the major trunk routes in Dumfries and Galloway to review their condition.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 5 September 2018
The Scottish Government recognises the importance of the A75 and A77 in connecting the most south westerly communities of Dumfries and Galloway, including the ports at Cairnryan, with destinations in west and central Scotland. The condition of the trunk road network, which includes the A7, A75, A76, A77, A701 and A751 in Dumfries and Galloway, is inspected by Transport Scotland's Operating Companies on a weekly basis. A safe and efficient trunk road network for all road users is of paramount importance to the Scottish Government.
I travelled to Stranraer via the A77 for a meeting with members of Dual the A75 and A77 Action Groups and local MSPs on the 22 August.