Public meeting will see Transport Scotland face calls for more urgency over A92 safety

A series of serious accidents on the A92 has seen growing calls for more safety improvements.

A series of serious accidents on the A92 has seen growing calls for more safety improvements.

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The public will given a chance to vent their frustration over the lack of progress on bringing safety improvements to the A92, at the first of two public meetings tonight.

The public will given a chance to vent their frustration over the lack of progress on bringing safety improvements to the A92, at the first of two public meetings tonight.

Transport Scotland representatives will be on hand to put forward a number of options at a meeting organised by campaigners calling for improved safety on key areas along the the A92.

Community groups including the Glenrothes Area Futures Group (GARG) as well as North Glenrothes and Freuchie community council’s, have long called for improvements to be made, with little or no result.

But a series of accidents and several fatalities, culminating in the tragedy of Cadham youngster Logan Carrie being killed, whilst trying to cross the A92 in February 2014, have brought renewed urgency for more to be done to make the route safer.

An A92 Action Plan, prepared by Fife Council following discussions with community groups situated along the trunk road, is to be discussed.

Transport Scotland say they remain committed to a programme of improvements and add they are willing to listen to what the public have to say.

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.”

Ron Page, campaign convener, said he welcomes Transport| Scotland’s attendance at tonight’s meeting and added: “It’s imperative as many people as possible attend the meetings to make the government bodies fully aware of the depth of feeling and urgency regarding safety improvements.”

The first public meeting takes place tonight at Rothes Halls from 7pm, while a further meeting at Lumsden Memorial Hall, Freuchie is scheduled 3,30pm on Thursday, July 14.