Scottish Government urged to dual A90

Ellon and District councillor Gillian Owen pictured at the Ellon roundabout
Ellon and District councillor Gillian Owen pictured at the Ellon roundabout

An Ellon councillor has written to the Scottish Government stating that dualling the A90 north of the town “is a necessity”.

Ellon and District councillor and ‘Why Stop at Ellon?’ campaigner Gillian Owen wrote a letter to Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson to voice her concerns.

A paper brought to the Formartine Area Committee said the completion of the AWPR/B-T has had “an unanticipated effect of displacing congestion along the A90 between Balmedie and Tipperty to the two roundabouts that provide access into the south and north of Ellon”.

Cllr Owen said: “Well I think most residents knew exactly what was going to happen, the bottleneck at Balmedie just moved to Ellon.

“Now more than ever the Scottish Government must accept that the A90 Ellon onwards is in urgent need of attention and dualling to the Toll of Birness is a necessity.

“The STAG has been carried out and options are on the table. Michael Matheson must find the money for this to happen and to be honest sooner rather than later.”

The North East is the engine room of Scotland’s economy yet the A90 Ellon onwards is single carriageway, which is an absolute joke.

“The AWPR/B-T has highlighted major traffic issues in and around Ellon, congestion at peak times has huge impacts on South Road, and with three way traffic lights there really is no mitigation to help solve this and as for the A90 Ellon onwards the single carriageway is the problem.”