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A77 traffic works due to repair of subsidence or landslide since 2000: EIR release

Published: 24 Feb 2021

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Published:
24 Feb 2021
A77 traffic works due to repair of subsidence or landslide since 2000: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202100134695
Date received: 10 Jan 2021
Date responded: 21 Jan 2021
Information requested

How many days has the A77T between Fenwick to Stair Drive in Stranraer been reduced to 1 lane with control of direction being under the control of a traffic light system, at places that subsidence or landslide is either being monitored or is the cause. In addition to that can the places be named and for how long? The time period being since 2000.

Response

As the information you have requested is 'environmental information' for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.

This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

Please see the following table for the details we hold in relation to the information requested.

Place Name Date Closed Date
Reopened
No. of Days
A77 Carlock Hill 07/11/2014 18/03/2015 132
A77 Marchburn
(D&G Boundary)
07/11/2014 March 2018 1241 (to
31/03/2018)


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