Improvement works planned for Sconser ferry junction

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Skye MSP Kate Forbes has welcomed new information from Transport Scotland confirming that it is to make road safety improvements at the Sconser ferry junction on the A87 on Skye.

A traffic count and speed survey is currently under way and a pedestrian movement survey has also been carried out – with reports from these due later in the summer.

In a letter to Ms Forbes, Transport Scotland said they will be improving visibility at the junction, as well as constructing a footway to move the bus shelter on the south side of the A87.

The constituency MSP for Skye and Raasay has already called for the speed limit on the stretch around the ferry terminal to be reduced on the grounds of road safety.

Kate Forbes MSP said: ‘This is very positive letter from Transport Scotland.

‘I’m delighted that Transport Scotland have confirmed progress in the traffic survey at Sconser and are already looking to address some of the challenges here,’ she said.

‘There’s no question that there are difficulties as cars pull off to park in line for the ferry.

‘Ultimately I want to see road safety prioritised at the junction, and I know that is Transport Scotland’s priority too.

‘I’m glad this whole issue is getting the attention that it deserves.’