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Calls for policy review on trunk roads

The Bafarg junction on the A92 at Glenrothes

The Bafarg junction on the A92 at Glenrothes

 

A local community group is calling on the Scottish Government to review its policy on trunk roads all over Scotland and the A92 in Fife in particular.

The Glenrothes Area Futures Group (GAFG) has made the call following a series of accidents on the road in the last two weeks, including a double fatality.

The campaign group, which would ideally like to see the road dualled to the Tay Bridge or at the very least through Glenrothes, is arranging a meeting with all the Fife MSPs to highlight safety concerns about the road.

Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown is being invited to attend.

Ron Page, convener of GAFG’s A92 group, said: “The GAFG has had positive meetings with Fife police and both Transport and BEAR Scotland.

“However, being almost at the end of our tether as far as any substantial improvements to this trunk road, we decided to meet with all the Fife MSPs.”

He said a meeting is being arranged with the help of local MSP, Tricia Marwick.

Mr Page continued: “The three very recent accidents have added ammunition to our call for improvements to this trunk road.

“The two fatalities in particular we regard as tragic.

“We are calling on the Scottish Government to review its policy on trunk roads all over Scotland and the A92 in Fife in particular.

“The Government cannot be let off the hook by saying we must wait till the new bridge is complete and the A9 improvements are completed.”

Dr Bob Grant, chairman of GAFG, will meet Fife MPs Lindsay Roy and Sir Menzies Campbell today (Wednesday) at the House of Commons to discuss the next stage in the long-running campaign to have the road through the town improved.

Mr Roy told the Gazette: “The A92 through Fife is dualled from the M90 to the Preston roundabout in Glenrothes and it makes no sense whatsover that it should then stop.

“I have long supported the GAFG campaign and, as the road runs through both my and Sir Menzies Campbell’s constituencies, we have arranged to meet Bob Grant to hear about the latest moves.

“Transport is a devolved matter, but we will continue to do everything we can to bring about desperately-needed improvements to the A92.”

 

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