David Stewart MSP

Call to ease congestion on Kessock Bridge

3 June 2011

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP David Stewart has again called on the Scottish Government to ease traffic congestion on the Kessock Bridge with major roadworks scheduled for later this month and next year.

Mr Stewart who has campaigned for infrastructure improvements at the bridge to ease peak-time gridlock, said: “We all know how congested the bridge is at peak times and this is going to be made worse by these new roadworks at the height of the tourist season.

“They will not only be a powerful disincentive to tourists but an impediment to commerce.

“Whilst I understand that the work and resurfacing works planned for next spring are essential what is really needed to cope with current traffic growth is for an extra lane to be created at the Longman roundabout for buses and high sided vehicles and for a permanent park and ride facility to be established at North Kessock.

“If major traffic improvements are not made there will be massive traffic chaos during the estimated six-month period of maintenance works on the Kessock Bridge next spring, when traffic capacity will be halved.”

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Written by davidstewart

June 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

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