A75 Hardgrove Project
The scheme is needed to:
- Improve the operational performance, level service and safety on the A75
- Improve and increase the number of overtaking opportunities
- Incorporate the needs of cyclist and pedestrians
- Maintain the asset value of the A75, mitigate environmental impacts of works
- Achieve good value for money.
A public exhibition was held on 1 July 2008.
These details are available from the programme document
Impact on travel
As most of the construction work will be off-line, traffic management will only be required at the tie-ins. The contractor will be required to produce a traffic management plan to demonstrate that delays will be kept to a minimum.
Traffic Management requirements shall be minimal. It is predicted there will only be the need to restrict flow of traffic when the tie-ins are undertaken. This will be considered further when the detailed design is undertaken.
Numerous surveys have been undertaken. The environmental impacts of the new alignment have been identified, for mitigation, in the Environmental Statement which was published on 27 June 2008. Previous surveys have shown that protected species populate the area.
Draft Orders and an Environmental Statement for the proposed scheme were published on 27 June 2008, namely:
- A75 Hardgrove to Kinmount Improvement - Environmental Statement
- A75 Hardgrove to Kinmount Improvement - Environmental Statement - Non- technical summary
- A75 Trunk Road (Hardgrove to Kinmount Improvement) Compulsory Purchase Order 200
- A75 Trunk Road (Hardgrove to Kinmount Improvement) (Trunking and Detrunking) Order 200
- A75 Trunk Road (Hardgrove to Kinmount Improvement) (Side Roads) Order 200
Following the formal consultation period, the Orders as made were published on 23 October 2009:
- A75 Trunk Road (Hardgrove to Kinmount Improvement) Compulsory Purchase Order 2009
- A75 Trunk Road (Hardgrove to Kinmount Improvement) (Trunking and Detrunking) Order 2009
- A75 Trunk Road (Hardgrove to Kinmount Improvement) (Side Roads) Order 2009
Copies of the Environmental Statement can also be obtained from Transport Scotland, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HF at a charge of £150 for a hard copy or £10 for the CD. Requests for further information about the project may be sent to the same address.
A copy of the Environmental Statement is also available on Transport Scotland’s website, see above link.
For more information please contact-
Major Transport Infrastructure Projects (MTRIPS)
58 Port Dundas Road
Telephone: 0141 272 7100