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A82 scheme makes update but little headway

07/10/2021

The Scottish Government has insisted that it is ‘committed’ to upgrading the A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan, despite the process of developing and assessing the preferred route passing the six-year mark.

Second phase of A9 dualling opens to traffic

26/08/2021

Scottish transport minister Graeme Dey has announced the opening of the £96m A9 Dualling Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project.

Transport Scotland looks to more commercial future for EV charging

21/07/2021

Transport Scotland and the Scottish Futures Trust have published a new report on expanding its public electric vehicle charging infrastructure, calling for a more commercial landscape with greater private sector input.

£10m A9 framework finally finds a home

07/05/2021

The Scottish Government’s £3bn A9 dualling programme has taken another small step forward with the announcement of the successful bidders for a £10m ancillary works framework, four years after the works were advertised.

Matheson preparing orders for A9 progress

11/03/2021

The Scottish Government has again sought to reassure the public of its commitment to the £3bn A9 Dualling Perth to Inverness project as it reviews its delivery plan.

Doubts arise over Scotland's major dualling progammes

05/02/2021

The Scottish Government appears to be backing away from a longstanding pledge to complete the dualling of the A9 between Perth and Inverness by 2025, but said the scheme, and the A96 dualling project, is not included in its strategic transport review.

Transport Scotland learns winter lessons after Queensferry closure

05/11/2020

The Scottish Government’s winter service provision for its trunk road network will include a record number of gritters and ice sensors for the Queensferry Crossing.

Matheson warns of long road to A83 fix

23/09/2020

Transport Scotland has published 11 corridor options for the Access to Argyll and Bute (A83) project, including the existing route through Rest and Be Thankful.

Transport Scotland outlines future of virtual consultation

03/09/2020

Transport Scotland has launched its first virtual public exhibition, which outlines a platform for the future of community consultation.

Options appraisal for Rest and Be Thankful

28/08/2020

A long-awaited appraisal of options to improve the resilience of the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful is underway.

Out with the old, in with…the old

17/08/2020

Responsibility for managing and maintaining the trunk road network in the South of Scotland is in (nearly) new hands.

A83 still closed as rain hits Rest of Scotland

13/08/2020

Heavy rainfall has caused disruption and damage on roads across Scotland, with severe weather warnings exacerbating a new closure of the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful.

Transport Scotland puts £10m towards active travel pop-up schemes

06/05/2020

Transport Scotland has re-allocated £10m to pay for 'pop-up walking and cycling routes or temporary improvements to existing routes' in order to support social distancing.

Transport Scotland tenders for £70m traffic operations deals

20/03/2020

Transport Scotland has published a contract notice for two Traffic Scotland operations and infrastructure services deals worth a total of £70m.

Scottish Government awards £1.4bn trunk road contracts

05/03/2020

The Scottish Government has named its preferred bidders for two trunk road maintenance contracts in the south of the country.

Natives restless after new A83 closure

30/01/2020

A council leader has called on Scottish ministers to stop ‘faffing about’ after another landslide closed the A83 at Rest and be Thankful on Thursday morning.

Matheson stresses 'commitment' to £120m flyover project

12/12/2019

The Scottish transport secretary has stressed ministers’ commitment to the A720 Sheriffhall roundabout scheme as plans for the project are set to go on public display.

£9m road realignment scheme 'completed early'

11/12/2019

The new section of the A737 at the Den in North Ayrshire has opened following a £9m realignment scheme.

We need to look at changing specs, sustainability chief warns

29/11/2019

The head of sustainable engineering and climate adaption at Transport Scotland has said it is time to consider changing specifications in road markings and highways materials to tackle climate change.

Scotland goes Forth with electric gritter

07/11/2019

A fully electric gritter will join the fleet of vehicles aiming to keep Scotland’s trunk roads moving this winter.

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