Mr Campbell said,
“When lockdown restrictions were introduced in 2020, I asked the Department if these would have any impact on the projected opening of the A6. I was told then that it should still open as planned in Spring 2022. Now nearly a year on from that deadline there is still no definite timescale for this road to be fully opened.
I have heard differing projections of anything between 8-10 weeks and up to 6 more months before traffic can return to normal. The temporary restrictions on the road are not just a cause of frustration to locals and commuter traffic using the road but continue to present safety issues also.
It is important that we learn the full reasons behind these delays, but the main thing at present is to offer some certainty around its opening. The saga has dragged on far too long. The Department now needs to get on with completing the remaining work, get the signage erected and get this road opened.”