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PE01428: Improvements for the A83

Transport

Petitioner: Councillor Douglas Philand on behalf of Argyll First

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 29 March 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to address the 4 key points which are currently impacting upon the communities along the A83 which are (1) issues relating to the Rest and Be Thankful; (2) pinch points at Inveraray and between Lochgilphead and Tarbert (Lochfyne); (3) safe crossing points at Ardrishaig and Tarbert (Lochfyne) and (4) formally trunk the road between Kennacraig and Campbeltown.
 

Petition History:

Summary:

15 May 2012: The Committee took evidence from Councillor Douglas Philand, Councillor Donald Kelly and Councillor John McAlpine, Argyll First. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Argyll and Bute Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the emergency services. Link to Official Report 15 May 2012 (378KB pdf)

4 September 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland. Link to Official Report 4 September 2012 (317KB pdf)

13 November 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Argyll and Bute Council. Link to Official Report 13 November 2012 (438KB pdf)

19 February 2013: The Committee agreed to consider the petition again following the publication of Transport Scotland’s response to the A83 Study report. Link to Official Report 19 February 2013 (374KB pdf)

14 May 2013: The Committee agreed to write to Argyll and Bute Council and the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 14 May 2013 (503KB pdf)

3 September 2013: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that the Scottish Government has clarified the timescales for the works recommended in the A83 Study Report which are intended to address points (1) to (3) of the petition; and that Argyll and Bute Council are in discussions with Transport Scotland in relation to progressing its business case for trunking the A83 between Kennecraig and Campbeltown. Link to Official Report 3 September 2013 (587KB pdf)

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