Date lodged: 26 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how much it costs to maintain and operate the electronic signs on the motorway and trunk road network.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 5 October 2017
Variable message signs and gantry signage are used in the provision of the Traffic Scotland service, helping to ensure a safe and efficient trunk road and motorway network and to improve journey time reliability efficiency through the provision of travel information for road users. The costs of operation and maintenance of electronic signs on the trunk road and motorway network are not recorded as a separate cost but included within the overall cost of the Traffic Scotland service.