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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03426: Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 3 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what communication it has had with Perth and Kinross Council regarding funding for improvements to the A9/A85 junction.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 19 October 2016

These meetings have discussed a range of issues, including strategic land-use planning, road and bridge design standards, existing road networks and access and egress arrangements at McDiarmid Park. Transport Scotland and its operating company BEAR Scotland continue to work with Perth and Kinross Council on the development and agreement of the detailed design and delivery of the Council’s scheme as the works will take place on, adjacent to or tying into the trunk road network.

There have been many meetings between officials at Transport Scotland and Perth and Kinross Council to discuss the Council’s proposal to redesign the junction of the A85 Crieff Road and the A9, the primary purpose of the proposal being to enable development of land to the west of Perth.