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13 July 2022 • Sarah Medcraf

The effects of dualling the A96 on Moray businesses

Jacobs , on behalf of Transport Scotland are conducting consultations which will identify problems and opportunities along the route corridor and develop Transport Planning Objectives. Public consultation and feedback received plays an important role in identifying existing problems and opportunities along the A96 corridor as well as helping to shape the arbitrations to deal with these.

We are taking this opportunity to collate the Moray business community views, please take a couple of minutes to complete the below survey, we will then use these results to take our position forward.

Moray has significant commercial interests to serve in: oil & gas and renewable energy manufacturing; distilling; water; timber extraction; fish and food production; retail; agriculture; construction and tourism. These sectors are all constrained to some extent by limitations on transport and access which, if addressed, could trigger a major adjustment and shift in output leading to a surge in accelerated growth.

The dualling of the A96 provides several opportunities for businesses, motorists and local communities:
• Improve journey times and journey time reliability between Aberdeen and Inverness
• Alongside the dualling of the A9, improve connectivity to the Central Belt.
• Reduce the rate and severity of accidents.
• Improve the environmental conditions and reduce severance in bypassed communities.
• Offer the opportunity to improve pedestrian, cyclist and equestrian facilities.
• Complete the dual carriageway network between all of Scotland’s cities.

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Proposed Route Hardmuir to Fochabers

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