The A92 Freuchie, Balfarg and Cadham – Case for Change: Pre-Appraisal and Initial Appraisal Study 2018 was produced on behalf of Transport Scotland as a means to identify which measures will address the recognised issues/problems and which can be delivered as part of the Trunk Road Casualty Reduction Programme. The Study aims to deliver four Transport Planning Objectives (TPO’s): reducing the risk of accidents; encouraging active travel and improved access to public transport; maintain journey times and journey time reliability; and enhance access to the A92 for local communities.
The length of the A92 at Glenrothes and Freuchie has been subject to an ongoing investigation as a result of a number of sections and junctions being identified as sites in our Annual Road Safety Review. Through extensive engagement with both North Glenrothes Community Council and Freuchie Community Council a number of options have been identified for improvements to the network both in terms of targeting the accident risk and to support and improve active travel. Due to the nature of the scheme and options which have been put forward for consideration, it was agreed to carry out a study in accordance with the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) into all the options for each site. The study will therefore also provide the basis for potential future major improvements and is also the most appropriate method to enable any consideration of potential options within the second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2).
This report was presented to the Community Councils at separate meetings in North Glenrothes and Freuchie on Wednesday 12 December. This positive engagement with the Communities and Fife Council will continue as the measures discussed for further development are progressed.
For further information on this report, please address enquiries to the Trunk Road Casualty Reduction Team at Transport Scotland.