Date lodged: 29 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of transport infrastructure feasibility studies that it has commissioned in each year since 2007, and how many of these were in the Dumfries and Galloway area.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 18 October 2016
The Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR), commissioned in 2007, gave thorough consideration to the strategic transport infrastructure needs of Dumfries and Galloway. STPR was the first nationwide, multi-modal, objective led and evidence based review of the existing performance and future requirements of Scotland’s national strategic transport networks. This considered 20 strategic transport corridors across Scotland, including the following four which are within or pass through Dumfries and Galloway :
Glasgow to Stranraer and SW Scotland (A77 Corridor);
Stranraer to NW England and beyond (A75 Corridor);
Glasgow to NW England and beyond (A74(M) Corridor); and
Edinburgh to NW England and beyond (A7 Corridor).
Over the past 8 years, we have invested over £65m in a major road improvement projects to improve safety and journey times on the trunk road network in Dumfries and Galloway.