Update sessions to be held on dualing plans for A96 through Moray

PUBLIC DROP-IN SESSIONS updating plans for dualing the stretch of A96 between Hardmuir and Fochabers are to be held in Moray at the end of this month.

The sessions follow up those held in June 2017 and will provide Transport Scotland with an opportunity to explain the developing route options.

Representatives from Transport Scotland and consultants Mott Macdonald Sweco will be on hand at the Elgin Town Hall on February 27, The Mansfield Hotel in Elgin on February 28, Forres Town Hall on March 1 and the Fochabers Institute on March 2 – all from 12noon until 7pm.

Welcoming the opportunity, Fochabers/Lhanbryde Councillor and chair of Moray Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Committee, Councillor Marc Macrae, said: “I welcome the further opportunities for the public to engage with Transport Scotland  and to both view and comment on the developing route options.

“As Chair of the Planning & Regulatory Services I am only too well aware of the impact this will have on the Moray landscape and it is important that the right route is chosen for the right reasons.

“I know the previous public sessions were well attended and I would encourage everyone across Moray with an interest to participate fully and have their views heard.”