Upgrades can give a clear path forward
As the Parliament reconvenes following the summer recess, we get down tothe business of delivering for the peopleofScotland committing billions ofpounds to tacklethe challenges, and grasp the opportunitiesfacing us aswe recover from this pandemic.
Iwas pleased to beableto contribute last week totheong o ing campaign to upgrade the A77/A75 trunk roads.
Atthe Parliament’s Public Engagement committee, members agreed to carry forward a petition from the previous parliamentary sessionlooking into what more can be doneto improve safety and journey time reliabilityon these key routes connecting us to Irelandandthe EU.
We will shortly seethe vast improvements thatthe Maybole bypass will bring to A77 users, butalso more importantly to the folks of Maybole.
I am delighted to seethe progress of theirmuchsoughtafter and anticipated bypass and I know just
how many benefits they will see from this huge infrastructure investment.
The bypass has enabled a multimillionpoundtown centre regenerationproject to kick off andI know thatalong withimprovedair qualitythetown will see a renaissance of town centre vibrancy.
Somanyother small towns and villagesfrom Minishantto Kirkoswald and from Girvan to Ballantrae also see theirdaily livesimpacted bythe high volumeof HGV trafficen route to the port ofCairnryan.
And it is imperat iv et h at improvements are made that mean tourism, trade and commerce continue unimpeded, but local lives are protected, and communities nurtured aswell.
I will continueto pursue improvements that benefitthese settlements in my constituency.
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