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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12571: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 9 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the plans to (a) upgrade the Sherriffhall junction and (b) (i) expand capacity and (ii) reduce congestion on the Edinburgh city bypass.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 22 November 2017

The Scottish Government remains committed to undertaking improvements at Sheriffhall and we are currently progressing the development and assessment of the preferred option which is due to culminate in 2019 with the publication of draft Orders. 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 set.

Further consideration to the rationale to reduce congestion on the Edinburgh City Bypass will be considered as part of the review of the Strategic Transport Projects Review, in line with commitments made in the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.