Minister’s visit gives family hope of A92 crossing

Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP met the family of A92 crash victim Logan Carrie to discuss safety imporvements.
Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP met the family of A92 crash victim Logan Carrie to discuss safety imporvements.
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The Grieving grandparents of Glenrothes youngster killed on the A92 , have welcomed the visit new Scottish Transport Minister made to the site where the tragedy occurred.

Robert and Alice Brown showed Humza Yousaf MSP the spot yesterday (Wednesday) where the nine-year-old Logan Carrie tragically lost his life a year ago, in a fresh bid to make safe a stretch of the busy trunk road.

The family have campaigned relentlessly for a pedestrian crossing and other safety improvements to be made since Logan was killed while attempting to cross the road in February 2015.

“I feel reassured that we are now moving forward with this and having met with Mr Yousaf, I am confident we have his support,” said Mr Brown.

“There are issues to be resolved but we are pleased to see progress and to have a commitment to better communication.”

Mr Brown also welcomed the work currently being undertaken to extend the footpath up to Balfarg junction and well as the news that a proposal to reduce the speed limit between Cadham and Balfarg junctions from 50mph to 40mph had met no opposition and was now imminent.

Commenting on the meeting, Mr Yousaf told the Fife Free Press: “Visiting the site and meeting the family it brings it home just how important the issue is, losing a grandson seems against the national ideal.

“There is potentially a tree preservation order but in my head these challenges are not insurmountable, we are getting to the bottom of issues in order to widen the road.

He added: “Mr Brown understands that improvements will take time and I appreciate his understanding, I have assured him that he will be kept better informed of progress.

“Having now spent time here can see for myself there are challenges faced in keeping the road safe and we need to continue working at that.”

Transport Scotland say a feasibility report on the installation of an unmanned crossing will be completed by December.