Date lodged: 30 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what action it plans to take in the next year to improve road safety on the A701.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 13 September 2018
Through our annual assessment of trunk road safety performance we have identified the A701 for further investigation this financial year. Next steps are dependent on the outcome of the investigation, however mitigation measures arising from this will be prioritised and delivered as appropriate.
We have recently modified the traffic signals at Heathhall in Dumfries to moderate speeds through the junction on the A701 approaches and are planning vegetation clearance in the Parkgate area.