Councillor raises concerns over Fife road signs

Cllr Jonny Tepp
Cllr Jonny Tepp

A north east Fife councillor has expressed concern over the state of road signs in the area.

Tay Bridgehead councillor Jonny Tepp wants an urgent audit undertaken and an action plan drawn up to fix the issue.

He said: “When road signs fall we expect they will be replaced. This no longer seems to be the case in Fife.

“Fallen and broken municipal road signs now litter our environment. The concern I have is that road signs in my ward appear to be in a state of terminal decline.

“There are an increasing number of signs like this. If they are needed they should be replaced. If they are not they should be removed.

“Fife Council roads department needs to think hard about whether it is really appropriate to just leave broken and fallen signs in situ for such a long period of time. If the council professional assessment is that they are not needed for another three months, six months in total, you have to question whether they are necessary at all.”

Kevin Smith, lead professional – roads network management (North Fife), said: “There are a number of orders for sign works currently out for procurement and delivery in north Fife. The normal time taken for a piece of sign work is around three months. Last year we spent approximately £32,000 maintaining signs and poles in north Fife. We have a forward programme of planned works and anything reported to us is added to the list. We deal with signs in batches to get the best value for our money.”