Fife councillors set to spend over £300,000 to improve roads and pavements

Dunfermline is set to spend £320,000 repairing pavements and installing road safety measures across the next year.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 2:06 pm

Councillors on the Dunfermline area committee heard today that £198,000 had been allocated to fix footways, and £122,000 will be spent on road safety and traffic management measures.

The proposed measures include footway and lighting improvements on Transy Grove, footway works for Kingseat Road in Halbeath and pavement works on Dunfermline's Menteith Drive.

Among the road safety measures the council aims to enact over the next year are a £25,000 traffic calming scheme for Dunfermline's Heritage Quarter and footway widening in Townhill's Main Street.

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Dunfermline councillors plan to improve roads and pavements

Ken Gourlay, head of transportation, said in his report to councillors that not every scheme planned can be enacted under Fife's ever-shrinking capital budget for roads - but some schemes may be brought forward if money becomes available.

Another £226,000 has been provided for the purposes of maintaining roads - but officers have not made a final decision on how this will be spent.

Transy Grove, Appin Crescent and Athol Place had been earmarked for extensive roadworks in the next financial year - but committee convener, Cllr Helen Law, Labour, says she is pressing finance officers at Fife Council for more money.

" I'd like to defer this so we can get more information and hopefully get more budget and do more projects," she said.

"I think it is without question that the roads are in a terrible state and I'll certainly be looking for more money for roads when the council sets its budget."

The committee agreed to Cllr Law's motion.

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