The public consultation about the A947 which was due to close today has been extended by a week.
Out of the 1,000s of people who use the road between Macduff and Aberdeen each day, only ‘over 400’ had responded to the survey over the past seven weeks according to Aberdeenshire Council.
The deadline for the survey has been extended by a week to September 14 to allow anyone who wants to influence the future development of the route to take part.
Aberdeenshire Council is developing a Route Improvement Strategy which will shape how the road is developed over the next 20 years.
The online survey was set up to give motorists and communities across the route the chance to have their say easily on how it could be improved.
It has been designed to understand existing concerns about the route and determine improvements users would like to see over the long term and is part of a wider consultation and engagement programme currently being undertaken.
Chairman of the council’s Infrastructure Services Committee (ISC), David Aitchison, said
We know from experience that there is a wide range of views on what could or should be done with this road to make it better and safer, and I would encourage anyone who drives the route on a regular basis but has not yet contributed to give their input.
ISC vice chair, Stephen Smith, said
This consultation provides a valuable opportunity for communities along the A947 to provide feedback. If they take part this will help to increase our understanding of the route, supporting the development of targeted improvements.
You can complete the survey online at A947survey.net