Tuesday, 26 January 2016 19:38

Brendan O'Hara welcome more investment on the A83

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Speaking after attending the A83 Task Force meeting this morning in Arrochar, at which Transport Minister Derek MacKay announce a further £6.6 million investment, local MP Brendan O'Hara said;

"After what was a very positive and productive meeting of the Task Force in Arrochar this morning, I am absolutely delighted that the Scottish Government has reinforced his commitment to ensuring continuity of access for the A83 at the Rest And Be Thankful with another major cash injection of £6.6 million over the next two years. The cash will be used to put up more nets; net that have proven to be very successful in holding landslips in excess of 750 tonnes, widening the Old Military Road and resurfacing parts of the A83."

Mr O'Hara continued

"This new money takes the Scottish Government's investment on the road to over £55 million since the SNP took power in 2007 and should reassure businesses and communities in Argyll that this government are committed to working with the people of Argyll to finding long term solution to problems at The Rest And Be Thankful.