MSP urges ac­tion to im­prove the A82

The Oban Times - - News -

AN MSP has called for ac­tion to im­prove the A82.

Scot­tish Lib­eral Demo­crat trans­port spokesper­son Mike Rum­bles urged the new trans­port min­is­ter to pri­ori­tise in­vest­ment in the route.

In his first act as trans­port spokesper­son, Mr Rum­bles tabled a num­ber of par­lia­men­tary ques­tions press­ing the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment to step up plans to up­grade the A82.

Mr Rum­bles said: ‘It is not sur­pris­ing that the omis­sion of any A82 up­grade plans from the SNP man­i­festo has cast doubt on the pri­or­ity the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment gives this vi­tal artery con­nect­ing the West High­lands and is­lands with the cen­tral belt.

‘Given the ap­point­ment of Humza Yousaf as the trans­port min­is­ter, I hope he takes this op­por­tu­nity to en­sure the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment com­mits fully to much-needed up­grades on the A82, par­tic­u­larly be­tween Onich and Fort Wil­liam.’

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