Transport Scotland representatives to attend A92 meetings

Robert Brown and Community Council Conveynor Ron Paige meet at the A92 site where Robert's grandson Logan was killed.
Robert Brown and Community Council Conveynor Ron Paige meet at the A92 site where Robert's grandson Logan was killed.
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A92 campaigners are urging as many people as possible to make their feelings known at two public meetings scheduled to take place next month.

Representatives from Transport Scotland have confirmed that they will be attending meetings in Glenrothes and Freuchie to discuss their response to the A92 Action Plan which campaigners say outlines a number of key accident hotspots in need of urgent need of improving.

The face-to-face meetings have been welcomed by Ron Page, convener of the A92 campaign group.

“It’s vital we get a show of strength from the public at these meetings so government representatives are left in no doubt as to the need for these improvements,” said Mr Page.

“Following our meeting with former transport minister Derek Mackay, who responded favourably to the genuine concerns, I’m hopeful of specific funding for the A92 upgrading included in next year’s transport budget when finalised.

“Simply to carry on doing nothing is not an option as far as the public are concerned, I’ve said it before but do we need to wait until there is anther fatality before we act?”

The confirmation comes just days after the latest accidents at the notorious Balfarg junction in which three cars were involved in a collision and a further collision south of Freuchie 24 hours later.

The incidents on June 19 and 20, adds to the damning statistics which have seen 17 fatalities and more than 1700 accidents on the A92 in the last decade.

The public meetings take place at Rothes Halls on Thursday, July 12 from 7pm and Lumsden Memorial Hall, High Street, Freuchie on Thursday, July 14 from 3.30pm.