Kate Forbes MSP welcomes improvements to A87

Kate Forbes MSP has welcomed a fresh round of improvement works to the main road on the Isle of Skye as part of £1.5m programme.

Resurfacing is already underway on the A87 at Ard Dorch to Luib as well as Kensalyre, but further work will continue into July and August on an overnight schedule.

The constituency MSP for Skye, who has been raising problematic stretches of road with Transport Scotland, added that she would like to see similar works being carried out on the A82 as soon as possible.

Kate Forbes MSP said: “Since the winter, I have not stopped pushing the roads’ authorities to fix the worst stretches of Highland roads.

“A lot of work has been done in the last few months, with thanks to the teams at Highland Council and BEAR for their efforts.

“Both Transport Scotland and Highland Council are fully aware of the state of the roads and it has been a case of getting additional funding and asking for clarity on the programme of works.

“Clearly there is still work to be done. I drive across the constituency enough to know that we’re far from being pothole free.

“I will continue to lobby the roads’ authorities until all stretches are fit for purpose, though that won’t happen overnight.

“I’m pleased that Transport Scotland is about to start another phase of work on the A87, backed up by £1.5m.

“This will cause a bit of disruption but I hope that drivers will recognise it is worth it for an improved road surface. There is still more to do on the A82.”

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