Campaigners are one step closer to flyover at notorious Laurencekirk junction

a grade-separated junction has been identified as the preferred option for improving the A90 at Laurencekirk.
a grade-separated junction has been identified as the preferred option for improving the A90 at Laurencekirk.

Campaigners who have been petitioning for a flyover on the notorious A90/A937 Laurencekirk south junction may have finally got the answer they have been looking for.

Following a study, a grade-separated junction has been identified as the preferred option for improving the A90 at Laurencekirk.

The solution comes following a detailed appraisal commissioned by Nestrans which considered the key transport problems, issues, opportunities and constraints on the corridor and developed objectives to appraise alternative options.

The study aimed to determine a robust solution for access between the A90 Trunk Road and Laurencekirk and north Angus areas which would meet local objectives.

Jill Fotheringham from Montrose who has been spearheading the campaign for a number of years said: “I was over the moon with the results from the study, it was the best possible outcome we could have hoped for.

“It feels quite surreal that after all this time of campaigning and being told that the junction is fine as it is, the government have now admitted that it does need upgraded.

“I just hope that they can now start the process as soon as possible and it wont be too long before we can all cross the A90 safely via a flyover at Laurencekirk.”

Minister for Transport and Islands, Derek Mackay, said: “The Scottish Government has been committed to improving the A90 at Laurencekirk and the identification of a grade-separated junction for the route will be welcomed by all those who have campaigned for such an upgrade.

“We will now work with our partners to progress this work further including discussions around funding.”

See more on this story in next week’s Review.