Deadline approaching for Borders Transport Corridors Study consultation

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Published: Tuesday, 29th May 2018

Local people and businesses are encouraged to make their views known on the Borders Transport Corridors Study’s draft report before this Friday’s consultation deadline.

Borders Transport Corridors Study consultation

The six week survey was launched by Transport Scotland last month. Borderers are encouraged to have their say on the 21 options which have been recommended for further appraisal work as part of the draft report.

The report and the consultation responses will be considered as part of the national Strategic Transport Projects Review.

Transport Scotland’s consultation on the draft report for the Borders Transport Corridors Study is available. The deadline for this is 1 June.

Improvements to be made

The Scottish Government is committed to examining the case for an extension to the Borders Railway and improvements to the A1, A7 and A68, which are included alongside a number of other options in the draft report.

Councillor Gordon Edgar, Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure

“This is a hugely important report with a number of interesting proposals on cross-border connections, an active travel network and town bypasses.

“I would urge anyone with an interest to make their views known to Transport Scotland by the 1 June deadline.”

Councillor Mark Rowley, Executive Member for Business and Economic Development

“There was a huge number of responses to the initial consultation for this study last summer, and it would be fantastic if it could again see significant feedback for this survey on the draft report.

“With the 21 options including the potential extension of the Borders Railway to Hawick and beyond, it really is a vital document for the future of our area.

“Everyone I meet has a view on transport in the Borders, and this consultation is the opportunity to get your views into the heart of the discussion with government so please respond and encourage others to do so too.”