Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Moray’s MSP Richard Lochhead has again written to Amey, the company responsible for maintenance of north-east trunk roads including the A96, after works to repair faulty sensors at the traffic lights on Moss Street in Keith failed to address traffic flow issues. 

Amey had previously advised Mr Lochhead that engineers had assessed the site and found four detectors were generating false traffic demands and causing the delays, but that they had been replaced and the site would be monitored to ensure all was working as intended.

The MSP has continued to be inundated with reports of lengthy waits at the traffic lights, with some lights still incorrectly changing for lanes with no traffic and holding up cars waiting to move off, and has raised the matter again with Amey.

Commenting, SNP MSP Richard Lochhead said:

“Many of my constituents have contacted me about the long delays and huge queues of traffic building up at these lights over the last week or so which is no doubt causing a huge deal of frustration.

“I initially raised this with Amey, who assured me that their specialist signals contractor had attended the lights and replaced faulty detectors which should have resolved the problems, but quite clearly there is still something wrong with these lights.

“Given these issues are causing significant tailbacks on the A96 through Keith, I have pressed Amey to ensure this is investigated urgently and works to rectify the lights are carried out as soon as possible.”