HC Deb 05 February 1998 vol 305 cc735-6W
Mr. McAllion

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made with implementing the route action plan for the A90 agreed by his Department in 1989, with particular reference to(a) grade separated junctions and (b) the installation of central reserve safety fencing. [27087]

Mr. McLeish

The first of the four grade separated junctions announced within the route action plan was opened to traffic in August 1996 at Longforgan. The second, at Inchmichael, was the subject of a Public Local Inquiry last July, and the Reporter's findings and recommendations are now with the Secretary of State for consideration. Publication of the Orders required for the third, at Inchture is scheduled for next month. Preparation work on the last, at Glendoick, along with an additional junction at Kinfauns is at an early stage.

Safety fencing has been installed on the A90 between Perth and Dundee with the exception of the sections between Halfway and Inchmartine and Longforgan to Swallow Roundabout. Safety fencing is planned to be introduced as part of a package of road improvements on these sections. Proposals for the former were subject to consideration as part of the Public Local Inquiry into Inchmichael Interchange, whilst negotiations are underway to resolve issues arising from the publication of draft Orders for the latter section.

Mr. McAllion

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the number of fatalities and seriously injured involved in accidents on the A90 in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. [27086]

Mr. McLeish

The table lists the numbers of fatal and serious casualties on the A90 between Perth and the Aberdeen City Boundary from 1988 to 1997 inclusive.

A90 Fatal and Serious Casualty Numbers (1988–19971)
Year Fatal Serious Total
1988 17 93 110
1989 27 104 131
1990 23 87 110
1991 12 83 95
1992 14 75 89
1993 13 74 87
1994 5 51 56
1995 21 58 79
1996 9 52 61
19971 2 15 17
Total 143 692 835
1Figures are only part year.

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