Date lodged: 14 July 2016
To ask the Scottish Government when a grade separated junction at Laurencekirk will be (a) started and (b) completed.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 11 August 2016
Transport Scotland is currently procuring a design consultant to take forward the next phases of design for the Laurencekirk junction upgrade including route option assessment and the development of preferred junction option, leading to the preparation of draft road Orders. It is expected that the design consultant will be appointed later this summer and work will immediately commence on the next phase of design.
Delivery of the scheme itself can only commence when the scheme is approved under the statutory procedures and thereafter a timetable for construction can be determined.