McInnes seeks AWPR start date

Following the dismissal last week of the legal challenge to the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East Alison McInnes has written to the Transport Minister to ask how the Government will get the project on the road.

In a letter to the Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP, Mrs McInnes has asked for details of the timetable for the construction of both the AWPR and the dualling of the Balmedie to Tipperty section of the A90.

Mrs McInnes said: “The AWPR and A90 upgrade are key to unlocking the North East’s economic potential and it is of course great news that this project can now move forward.

“We are consistently told that the Government considers the AWPR and associated A90 upgrade a priority, yet it is still unclear as to how much it will cost, where the Scottish Government will find the finances or when we will see the first tarmac laid.

“It has had months to prepare ahead of this court ruling behind the scenes. Businesses and residents are now demanding to know how the Government will drive this forward.

“The Government needs to provide a concrete timetable and tell the people of the North East how it will get this vital project on the road.”