Update to A92 Action Plan
A wide ranging set of measures to improve the operation of the A92 north of Glenrothes has been proposed for discussion at community meetings in the area this week.
The proposals, resulting from a working group involving Transport Scotland and BEAR Scotland as well as Fife Council and Police Scotland, will improve visibility at junctions on the A92, particularly in the hours of darkness, and will be delivered this financial year.
An initial pedestrian assessment between Cadham and Balfarg has been completed and further work is underway to improve facilities for pedestrians in the area. It is also proposed that the speed limit between the Preston Roundabout to north of the Balfarg junction be reduced to 40 mph.
The working group has been keeping community councils and other community organisations updated on their plans and is seeking the views of the wider public at meetings on July 12 in Glenrothes and July 14 in Freuchie.
Transport Scotland’s Head of Road Policy George Henry said:
“We understand local concerns about the operation of the A92 and we are working to address these alongside Fife Council who have drawn up an Action Plan for the route.
“Our priority is to introduce some measures as quickly as possible to make a positive difference and these proposals represent a further £200,000 investment in this route by the Scottish Government. This is in addition to the £30 million that has been spent on maintaining the A92 in recent years, with a further £1.7 million planned for this year.
“We remain committed to working with the communities of Fife as we go forward with these plans and on the wider issues associated with the local development plan and the trunk road network.”
Inspector Brenda Sinclair of Fife Divisional Road Policing Unit said
“Officers from Fife Divisional Road Policing Unit, together with officers from Fife Community Policing Division continue to support local communities and respond to their concerns about the A92 and other roads in Fife.
Police Scotland is committed to influencing driver and road user behaviour, and reducing road casualties in collaboration with our partners.”
The implementation of a crossing at Balbirnie is subject to a technical feasibility study as there are a number of constraints associated with this section.
The working group consists of Transport Scotland, Fife Council, Police Scotland, BEAR Scotland.
The report will remain in draft and be embargoed until the views of the communities are considered at the public meetings on the 12 & 14 July.