Motorists set for 40mph speed limit on A92 link roads

40mph limit could be introduced
40mph limit could be introduced

Plans to reduce the speed limit for motorists on roads linking the communities of Markinch and Star and the A92 are to be put before councillors.

The proposal to limit drivers to a maximum of 40mph on the narrow rural roads has been sought by Fife Council’s transportation and environmental services department following concerns raised by local residents over the crash record and inappropriate speed of traffic.

Councillors at today’s (Wednesday) Glenrothes Area Committee will be asked to decide on whether to implement the limit which would improve the safety of vulnerable road users uch as cyclists and pedestrians.

Councillor John Beare told the Gazette he welcomed the opportunity for the speed reduction proposal to be considered.

He added: “Clearly the road between Markinch and Star is not an ‘A class’ road and to achieve speeds of 60mph is virtually impossible on what are effectively rural roads.

“More importantly I would welcome the opinions of the road users and those familiar with the roads before.”

Cost of implementing such restrictions is estimated at £2900.

The undulating nature of roads including Tofthill and Stob Cross Road leading into Markinch, as well as the heightened crash record in recent years, is said to have been the main reason for the proposals to be brought before committee.