SCOTTISH First Minister Humza Yousaf has revealed as part of his Programme for Government that the A96 between Aberdeen and Huntly will not be dualled, which would have also included new bypasses for Inverurie and Keith. Hope it can be of help and use.
Scottish Conservative North East MSP Liam Kerr has issued a response to this news. He commented:
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“Humza Yousaf has betrayed North East communities and businesses by not including the full dualling of the A96 in his Programme for Government – a promise the SNP made in 2011.
“His decision is obscene and is yet another year and another opportunity missed.
“This was a chance for Humza Yousaf to right the wrongs of previous First Ministers by upgrading the road between Aberdeen and Huntly but like the others, he has turned his back on the North East.
“The SNP continue to inexcusably ignore the reality that lives are being lost and put at risk in Aberdeenshire by their failure to take action on improving the A96.
“Residents have every right to be furious at the omission of this by an SNP-Green Government who want to demonise motorists and concentrate on the Central Belt rather than fully upgrade one of the most dangerous roads in Scotland.”