A90 junction improvement campaign goes on

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The campaign to persuade the Scottish Government to improve road safety at the A90 Laurencekirk junction continues.

Liberal Democrat George Lyon MEP called for action to provide the much needed flyover during a recent visit to the region.

He met supporters of the flyover Sir Robert Smith, MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, and councillors Peter Bellarby from Stonehaven and Lower Deeside, and David May from Montrose.

Together, they visited the notorious accident blackspot where the A937 crosses the A90.

Mr Lyon said: “It’s about time that the Scottish Government committed to building a flyover at Laurencekirk.

“This has been a problem for years and the failure of the Scottish Government to act and protect local people is shameful. We shouldn’t have to wait for another fatality before action is taken.”

Councillors Peter Bellarby and David May have long called on the Scottish Government to take action to protect the lives of local residents.

Montrose Councillor David May said: “The demands on the junction are going to significantly increase over the next two to three years and pressures on the junction are going to get significantly worse.”

Councillor Bellarby added: “Action is needed at Laurencekirk to get a flyover at this junction.

“All the other major junctions on the A90 between Dundee and Aberdeen have flyovers, so why not here?”

With the last decade bearing witness to multiple accidents, Liberal Democrats in the North East believe the case for considerable safety improvements has been made absolutely clear.

Recently the campaign took a step forward when the case for a flyover was put to the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee at the Scottish Parliament.

Sir Robert said: “It is time that residents have their fears put to rest over this junction.

“Road safety needs to be prioritised so motorists can benefit from the safe crossing a flyover would provide.”

CAPTION

Pictured at the notorious Laurencekirk junction are, from left: George Lyon, Peter Bellarby, David May and Sir Robert Smith.