Consideration to be given on Glenrothes speed proposal

Forty mile an hour sign.
Forty mile an hour sign.

A proposal to impose speed restrictions a prominent road in the west of the town will be discussed when Glenrothes Area Committee meets today (Wednesday).

Councillors will decide on a proposal by Fife Council’s transportation and environmental services department to impose a 40mph speed limit on a section of Golf Course Road and Crompton Road.

In a report by Ian B Smith, from the traffic management team, to councillors he highlights a recent review of vehicle speeds in that area raised issues close to the B921 interchange.

If the proposal, which has the backing of the police, is approved it would bring speed restrictions in line with adjacent areas and, the report says, would have a positive impact on road safety in the immediate vicinity.

The cost of implementing such a restriction is estimated to be £2300.

Councillors will also be asked to consider an extension of current waiting restrictions from 30 minutes to one hour in Kingdom Avenue Glenrothes , close to Fife House in the town centre.

A report to the area committee highlights the possibility to relax the current waiting restrictions thus benefiting visitors to local offices and business premises without impacting on town centre parking demand.

Cost of the proposal is estimated to cost £2300.

If either proposal is approved it expected that they would be implemented within three months to coincide with current work plans.