Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray said she is 'relieved' that the Scottish Government is investing 36 million pounds to improve the safety of roads in the south of Scotland.
Major improvement works will take place on the A77 Symington to Bogend Toll, A75 Dunragit Bypass and the A75 Hardgrove to Kinmount.
“I am relieved that the Scottish Government are finally investing in roads south of the central belt.
"For too long there have been accidents and fatalities on these roads, and I have long campaigned for an upgrade to allow substantial overtaking opportunities.
“With the work scheduled to finish in 2014, it is imperative that the Scottish Government start progress soon, and work to the timetabled programme to ensure there are no further delays.”
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