1000 Days of A76 Traffic Lights Too Much Says Oliver Mundell

Dumfriesshire MSP Oliver Mundell says it’s a disgrace that traffic lights which have been described as ‘temporary’ have now blighted the A76 for 1,000 days.


Mr Mundell has continually pressed the Scottish Government over the issue in the last year have been regularly contacted by frustrated constituents who rely on the vital trunk road.


Back in March, Mr Mundell revealed that traffic lights had been used an astonishing 723 times in the last three years leading him to hit out once again at the lack of action from the Scottish Government regarding the situation.


Commenting Oliver Mundell MSP said: “I find it absolutely disgraceful that traffic lights have now blighted this vital trunk route for 1,000 days and this situation is completely unacceptable.


“I challenged the Transport Minister Humza Yousaf on this issue back in March when I revealed that traffic lights had been used over 700 times in recent years, but it seems that they are still completely dithering over tackling the problems on the A76.


“This route is absolutely vital for the Nithsdale economy and every day these lights continue to be on this route, the more harm is being done to the local economy and visitors are being put off coming to this part of my constituency.


“I will be continuing to ask questions of the Scottish Government about how they plan to get this route up and running again at full capacity once and for all.”


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