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Deadline for comments on A9 Munlochy junction probe flagged by Black Isle MSP Kate Forbes; Consultants' report on A9 corridor from Munlochy junction to Tore roundabout will then go to Transport Scotland


By Hector MacKenzie

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Kate Forbes at the junction.
Kate Forbes at the junction.

The constituency MSP for the Black Isle is urging local residents and regular road users of the Munlochy junction to get in touch before she makes a final submission to the consultants tasked with a road safety study on the A9 from North Kessock to Tore.

WSP, appointed by Transport Scotland, have held two workshops with community representatives and have set a deadline for comments from elected representatives – such as MSPs, councillors and community councils – for the end of the month.

Kate Forbes MSP, who has been spearheading efforts to improve the Munlochy junction, said she was keen to see urgent action.

“It is worth noting that the whole study is looking at the A9 corridor from North Kessock to Tore – the Tore roundabout has also been a cause of concern so I’d also welcome comments from constituents about ways to improve road safety and active travel options here.”

It is understood that if a ‘case for change’ is established by the consultation, then there will be a future opportunity for individual views of the public, landowners and businesses as a matter of course.

Miss Forbes said: “Having received well over 2000 submissions from my initial survey, I am well aware of the level of concern at the Munlochy junction as well as the need for urgent action.

“WSP have indicated they are willing to listen to all suggestions at this stage, before their final report goes to Transport Scotland over the coming months.

“To that end I would welcome suggestions from Black Isle residents and other regular users of this junction before the end of the month so these can be considered.

“It is worth noting that the whole study is looking at the A9 corridor from North Kessock to Tore – the Tore roundabout has also been a cause of concern so I’d also welcome comments from constituents about ways to improve road safety and active travel options here.”

Suggestions can be emailed to Kate directly before the end of October at kate.forbes.msp@parliament.scot

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