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Jeane Freeman MSP Welcomes Funding for Maybole By-pass

Published date : 17 Jan 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP WELCOMES FUNDING NEWS FOR BYPASS

Jeane Freeman, constituency MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley welcomes the news that funding for the A77 Maybole Bypass is contained within the 2017/18 draft Budget statement confirming the Scottish Government’s commitment to this much needed improvement.

The Scottish Government will present its draft budget in the coming weeks in the Scottish Parliament to seek support for their plans from the other political parties. If the budget is passed in its current state, 2017/18 will see Transport Scotland take forward work to finalise the specimen design, prepare tender documents and commence procurement of the main works contract with construction commencing in 2018/2019.  A budget provision of £3.3 million has been made to support this activity.

The bypass will help separate local traffic from traffic travelling further afield, including that to the port at Cairnryan.

Commenting on the news Jeane Freeman MSP said:

“This is excellent news and a very important and significant development for all the communities in the local area. Not only is this a commitment to improving road safety for local communities and road users, but this will also provide better journey time reliability for motorists and businesses along the full length of the A77.

“But what is critical now is that other political parties support our budget and this investment because if they don’t then Maybole could lose out.

“Understandably people are keen for this improvement to commence and this inclusion in the draft budget is a very important step, showing the importance of the project to the Scottish Government.”

ENDS

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