Nestrans update: 1,000 sign up to dual A90

The busy A90 from Ellon to Peterhead.
The busy A90 from Ellon to Peterhead.

A petition to dual the A90 road north of Ellon to Fraserburgh via Peterhead has been signed by over 1,000 people since it started yesterday.

Helen Graham, who started the petition, did so to “save lives” on a road “not fit for purpose in 2015.”

Ms Graham said: “The road sees a huge amount of traffic of all shapes and sizes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“It is seriously overcrowded, some of the vehicles speeds are too low and this results in accidents being caused by overtaking and bad driving.”

She added: “The petition has been started purely to save lives on a section of road which is not fit for purpose in 2015.”

Dualling the A90 north of Ellon is one of the possibilities currently being looked at by Nestrans in their ongoing Fraserburgh and Peterhead to Aberdeen Strategic Transport Study.

Peter Argyle, Nestrans Vice Chair, said: “The improvement of strategic transport connections between Fraserburgh and Peterhead and Aberdeen is the focus of one of Nestrans’ current studies, alongside Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Transport Scotland”

“Various options relate to the A90, including variations of phased road dualling north of Ellon, as well as junction and safety improvements.

He added: “Whilst Nestrans are aware of the support the online petition has gained so far, I would encourage everyone to input directly to the consultation to allow our consultants to use this important feedback in the transport study.”

The A90 north of Ellon continues to be an extremely busy stretch of road as HGV’s continue on to the fishing ports of Fraserburgh and Peterhead.

The road has also been the scene of fatal collisions in the last few months.

Ms Graham said: “It is lives I want to save.

“The lives of everyone, many who are in the wrong place at the wrong time.”