Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opened the new Contact and Education Centre at South Queensferry this morning.
The landmark building provides a new permanent home for Traffic Scotland’s National Control Centre that will monitor the operation of Scotland’s road network including acting as a coordinating hub during emergencies, disruption and periods of severe weather.
The dual-use facility will also serve as a central point for public information during the construction of the new Forth Road Bridge, as well as providing space for a visitor exhibition.
Ms Sturgeon said: “Today marks the culmination of a long journey – but also marks the start of an exciting new chapter. The Traffic Scotland Service has enjoyed a proud history and the new centre will take everything that was effective about the previous service and rehouse that expertise in surroundings fit for the 21st century, complete with the modern technology required to deliver a more effective approach. This impressive new facility, overlooking the Forth Road and Replacement crossings, will quickly become the beating heart of Traffic Scotland’s operations.”
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