Responding to new information released by Transport Scotland today confirming that snagging work on the Queensferry Crossing will not now be completed until October 2019, Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:
"I am proud of the crossing which connects my constituency to Fife, but when we first uncovered how far it was from being completed, we were accused of talking Scotland down. Now we learn it is going to take an additional 12 months.
"That means the finishing touches will not be in place until almost two years after the bridge was first opened.
"Residents and road users will be fearful that this will mean closures and delays further down the road."