Drivers warned as speed limit on Fife road cut in half

A road in Thornton is to have its speed cut in half as part of new safety measures.

Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 5:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 5:55 pm

Half of Strathore Road, between Cluny road and Thornton, will be reduced from 60mph to just 30mph.

The change came after concerns were raised that a buffer was needed outside a new housing development in the area.

But it came in for criticism.

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At the Glenrothes area committee, Councillor Altany Craik said: “The extension of the 30mph zone seems quite long. It just seems a bit excessive to me.”

Stuart Knowles. senior manager transportation services, said: “The planning application actually stated it wanted 20mph along the front of the development. It was felt that 20 wasn’t suitable for that road.

“However, there is a speeding issue on that road and there will probably be a second phase in the housing s it was felt a buffer zone was a better way. Ongoing monitoring of speed will be carried out.”

Councillors agreed to reduce the speed limits on the road.