Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has to improve the roads between Glasgow and the Mull of Kintyre.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The road between Glasgow and the southern end of the Mull of Kintyre612W comprises the A82 and A83 which stretches from Glasgow to Lochgilphead forming part of the trunk road network; and the A83 (non-trunk) from Lochgilphead to Campbeltown and B842 Campbeltown to Keil Point on the Mull of Kintyre which are part of the local road network for which Strathclyde regional council has responsibility.
Major improvement schemes in progress or currently planned relating to the A82 and A83 trunk road section of the route are as follows:
- A82 Luss bypass; work commenced in March this year.
- A82 Hollybank-Tarbet; the preferred line order for this scheme is expected to be published soon.
- A83 Inveraray bypass; a preferred line has yet to be established.
Minor schemes on the A82 involve the installation of central reserve safety fencing between Erskine and Balloch and improvement of the junctions with the A8014 and A814.
On the non-trunk section Strathclyde regional council has three road schemes planned or in progress.