Local groups boost to A92 campaign

Ron Page and Robert Brown survey the A92  near Cadham junction
Ron Page and Robert Brown survey the A92 near Cadham junction

The campaign to make safe the A92 following a decade of fatalities and accidents has received a boost from local community groups.

North Glenrothes, Freuchie and Ladybank community councils held a joint meeting this week to organise a concerted joint approach to support for the A92 campaign and to discuss three key areas along the notorious stretch of busy trunk road which they say need immediate safety improvements.

Of particular concern is the Cadham junction at the Tullis Russell roundabout, Cross Keys junction in Freuchie and the Monkstown junction outside Ladybank.

Those present were unanimous in reiterating that the A92 was inadequate and not fit for purpose.

“Traffic is increasing on this busy trunk road and action is needed now for a road that is not fit for purpose,” Ron Page from North Glenrothes Community Council told the Gazette.

And he hinted that the three groups were to push for more commitment from the Scottish Government

“Given that the A92 action plan had been submitted to the Scottish Government in March 2015, some ten months ago, we have seen no action or even had a discussion take place,” said Mr Page.

“It was agreed among the three community groups that we therefore continue to pressurise the relevant authorities, and indeed increase this pressure.”

The groups added that they will now be urging the Glenrothe Area Futures Group (GAFG) who are heading the A92 campaign, to organise a new public meeting in the coming weeks in which Scottish Transport Minister Derek MacKay will be invited to attend.

Family call for A92 improvements as anniversary of Logan tragedy looms

As the first anniversary of the tragic death of nine-year-old Cadham youngster Logan Carrie draws close (February 10), grandfather Robert Brown told the Gazette he is “cautiously optimistic” that a suitable road crossing close to the Cadham junction can be agreed.

“I have a meeting provisionally scheduled with representatives from Transport and BEAR Scotland for February 3 where we will discuss the findings of a draft assessment which was completed following my meeting at the A92 with Transport Minister Derek Mackay,” said Mr Brown.

“After eight to ten months of assessments I would expect to see suitable safe crossing proposals and will be urging them to implement such measures without further delay.”