Inveramsay Bridge – First Minister has 100 days to keep pledge
Nanette Milne, 27/01/2011
Nanette Milne, Conservative MSP for the North East has written to the First Minister asking for a date when he will deliver on his pledge to address the notorious Inveramsay Bridge on the A96.
The North East MSP has been leading the campaign to address the notorious bottleneck which brings traffic to a standstill on one of Scotland busiest and most important roads.
Speaking ahead of the issue being raised in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday.
Nanette Milne, Conservative MSP for the North East said:
“The issue of the Inveramsay Bridge has gone on for too long.
“Alex Salmond promised to “lead a step change to bring our transport network into the 21st century”. In reality that has seen four more years of dither and delay with the New Transport Minister, Keith Brown and the former Transport Minister, Stewart Stevenson failing to take action now to address the issue.
“For too long local people and businesses have been left literally waiting for action to be taken to address the issue. The last Liberal Democrat / Labour Scottish Government did nothing, with the then Liberal Democrat Transport Minister and now Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader, Tavish Scott actively favouring the central belt over the North East.
“With 100 days to go until the Holyrood Elections I have today written to the First Minister offering him the olive branch of keeping his pledge to address the notorious Inveramsay Bridge and announce the day when voters will see work begin.”