Angus South MSP Graeme Dey has welcomed confirmation from Scotland’s Transport Minister, Keith Brown, that BEAR Scotland will be carrying out a study into the safety of the A90 Tealing/Newbigging junctions.
Mr Brown also confirmed that a review is being made of the signage at the Inveraldie junction on the same arterial route.
The news follows representations made by Mr Dey in conjunction with Tayside Police after it was raised with him by members of the local community in Tealing.
They were concerned at the safety of the junctions on the main road which forms the backbone of Mr Dey’s Angus South constituency seat.
Commenting on the news, Mr Dey said: “I am very pleased that the Transport Minister has made it clear a review into the safety of these junctions is underway.
“Members of the local community in and around Tealing were anxious to ensure the issue was looked into, as they have to navigate across the A90 on a daily basis.
“We had a very productive site visit some weeks ago between Tayside Police, BEAR Scotland and members of the Tealing and Inveraldie community, at which residents flagged up some of their concerns over the speed at which vehicles travel on that stretch of the road, and the dangers this posed to local commuters.
“Everyone is working together to see a solution which will ensure that the junctions on this part of the road are as safe as possible for cars accessing and leaving the A90, whilst at the same time ensuring traffic can flow freely. I particularly want to acknowledge the role Tayside Police’s Eastern Division have played and for their support in this matter.”