Councillors back A90 two-junctions option

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Councillors this week gave unanimous backing to an option that would see grade separated junctions at both ends of Laurencekirk.

Opinions are currently being sought on the best solution to the problem of the notorious south A937/A90 junction, with seven different proposals being put forward at a public exhibition organised by Nestrans and Transport Scotland.

Members of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee were this week asked to give their views about which option would be best.

All 12 gave their backing to option seven, the only choice which includes a grade separated junction at both the north and south entrances to Laurencekirk.

Mearns Councillor George Carr said: “Option seven seems to be the best one. Mearns Community Council had a really good discussion about it, and they are also in favour of this proposal.

“There are very severe problems at the south junction, while at the north end there has been approval to develop the area. So two junctions seem to be the most sensible way forward.”

Councillor Graeme Clark added: “Option seven would be the one I would prefer also. Every option except one includes a newjunction at the south.

‘‘There is going to be development in the north, so you would really need a junction there to avoid extra traffic on the High Street.”

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