Date lodged: 22 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-02525 by Humza Yousaf on 21 September 2016, what assessment it (a) has made and (b) will make on the future capacity of the A720, in light of anticipated population growth in Lothian and the associated increase in vehicle numbers.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 4 October 2016
Transport Scotland obtains detailed information on levels of development from local planning authorities. This is used as an input to the regional transport model which provides forecast changes in travel demand. A transport appraisal using information from the model in relation to the capacity of strategic routes, including the A720, is currently underway to identify mitigation needed to address the cross boundary impacts of development proposed in the South East Scotland Strategic Development Plan.