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Councillors highlight safety concerns at Easter Ross junctions (04/12/09)
Highland Councillors representing Tain and Easter Ross and Cromarty Firth ave highlighted the need for improvements to the lay out of the Tomich junction, and the other junctions on the A 9, to improve road safety.
Today (Friday), they met representatives of Transport Scotland and their agents, Scotland Transerv, who maintain the trunk road network in the area, and then visited the Tomich junction to outline their concerns.
Councillors sought the meeting in response to growing concerns from community councils and business people about the number of accidents at the junction, many of which are not reported to the police.
In attendance at today’s meeting in Inverness were Councillors Mike Finlayson, Martin Rattray, Maxine Smith and Carolyn Wilson from Cromarty Firth and Councillors Richard Durham, Alasdair Rhind and Alan Torrance from Tain and Easter Ross. They later visited the Tomich junction.
It was agreed that The Highland Council will work with Transport Scotland to help identify the main concerns about road safety at the Tomich junction and that a further meeting will be held in the New Year to consider the options for improving road safety.
Councillor Martin Rattray said: “There are real concerns out there in the community at the safety of these junctions. There are many more accidents at these locations that are never reported to the police because they are dealt with on the spot by the drivers involved. We hope that our concerns will be taken on board and that we see early action from Transport Scotland.”