Minister orders roads review

One of the country’s most prominent road engineers has stepped in as interim Scottish Road Works Commissioner while a wide-ranging review is carried out into the functions of the office.

Angus Carmichael is a civil engineer with 40 years’ experience of roads engineering and is currently service manager for network management at Fife Council. He has represented TayForth Area Road Authority and Utilities Committee (RAUC) for the last 15 years at national level and has been RAUC Scotland co-chair for three years. He replaces Elspeth King who stood down from the commissioner’s office in May.

Transport minister Derek Mackay announced the appointment at the same time as he revealed an independent review of the office and functions of the commissioner’s role. “This appointment marks the value I place on the contribution being made by those within the sector to plan and coordinate road works, to reinstate roads properly, and to minimise disruption to road users.

“I have called for a report of emerging findings and conclusions of the independent review by the Spring, and want to see any resultant improvements fully implemented before I appoint a permanent successor to Ms King.”


Article posted 12/8/2015