UK Government announce commitment to invest in improvements along the A75
Leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council Leader, Cllr Gail Macgregor, said:
"The A75 is a vital artery for communities and commerce across Dumfries and Galloway and the wider UK, and we welcome the announcement yesterday by the Prime Minister that there will be investment to improve the A75 following the recommendations in the Union Connectivity Review.
"This builds on the back of the A75 A77 Economic Impacts Report released in March 2023, which evidenced that upgrading the A75 will lead to reduced journey times and bring significant economic benefits and CO2 savings to our region and the UK.
"In turn, this will help us address the climate emergency and make our communities connected to the A75 safer places to live, work and visit.
"We look forward to working with the UK Government following their investment commitment, and the Scottish Government through Transport Scotland, which operates the A75.
"This is an exciting time for the region following the news last weekend of the £20m investment in Dumfries, the £18m investment from the Levelling Up Fund benefitting Dalbeattie and Stranraer announced at the start of the year, and now this investment in our main trunk road through the region."