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Roads summit calls for A75 action

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By Fiona Reid
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Roads summit calls for A75 action

A SUMMIT was held in Stranraer today looking at how to make the A7 and A77 safer.

Businesses, politicians and community campaigners met, above, to discuss issues on the busy roads, which see a casualty every three days.

And they are now asking when and where improvements will be delivered.

It was organised by the South West Scotland Transport Alliance (SWSTA), which was founded by port operators Stena Line, P&O Ferries and Belfast Harbour.

Andy Kane, for Stena Line, said: “We are in a better place now, with progress towards improvement works, particularly on the A75, but there is still a lot to do.

“The full potential of south west Scotland cannot be unlocked until these roads are upgraded.

“It’s time for ministers at Holyrood and Westminster to sit down with businesses, local politicians and others to offer the detail on when and where work will begin to make these roads safer, greener and better.”

Issues raised at the summit will be examined by the SWSTA to compile a series of asks to the UK and Scottish Governments to explore how the improvements identified can be delivered.

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