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Published date : 06 Jun 2018

Jenny Gilruth MSP has today welcomed news from the Scottish Government that a pedestrian crossing is to be installed near Balbirnie Mains as part of road improvements to the A92. The MSP for Glenrothes has been working hard in recent months alongside North Glenrothes Community Council to secure funding from central Government to improve the road.

Commenting on the announcement by Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP, Jenny Gilruth said

“I am delighted that the Scottish Government have taken decisive action to improve the A92. This pedestrian crossing is part of the solution to the long running concerns with road safety on the road. In March this year I hosted a site visit alongside North Glenrothes Community Council and the Transport Minister. It was clear that the Scottish Government was listening and I am heartened by today’s news.”

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP states

“Transport Scotland carried out an extensive investigation into potential crossing options following the death of a nine-year-old boy, who was killed in a road accident at this location in 2015.

Detailed design work for the traffic signal controlled crossing is underway, with a view to having it in place before the end of the financial year.

I promised my officials would develop a practical solution to improve pedestrian access on the A92 to help prevent a repeat of these tragic circumstances.

“The proposed crossing is the result of that work. We will also continue to engage with Fife Council and other stakeholders to ensure the crossing is linked to the surrounding path network.

“I also recently met campaigners regarding their concerns at Cadham and Balfarg junctions. Transport Scotland has outlined a series of potential options for these locations, and these will be assessed over the course of the summer.”

At the meeting in March 2018 Jenny Gilruth MSP secured an assurance from the Transport Minister that the Balfarg junction would be assessed as part of an appraisal options study this summer. The study is due to complete in August 2018.


Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), TRANSPORT

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