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Bridges, Funding / Financing, Road building, Scotland

New Forth crossing could increase traffic capacity admits Stevenson

There will be nothing to stop a future Scottish Government increasing capacity for general road traffic across the Firth of Forth when the new Forth road bridge opens, transport minister Stewart Stevenson has conceded.

“This administration’s option is to deliver a replacement for the capacity of the bridge that was opened in 1964,” he told MSPs. But he said the new crossing would “open up for future administrations further capacity options, if they so...

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