Road safety meeting

Road safety meeting

Road safety meeting

Dean Lockhart MSP has attended a meeting with Transport Scotland and local police officers to discuss road safety issues on the A84, A85 and A82.

At the meeting, the Dean was updated on developments such as a potential pedestrian crossing at Strathyre, proposed solutions ongoing road safety concerns at the junction of the A84 near to Blair Drummond Safari Park and the need to ensure that road signs are maintained across rural Stirling.

Transport Scotland reiterated at the meeting that a proposed roundabout at Blair Drummond, which was suggested in a report produced by BEAR Scotland earlier in the year, is not currently a priority.

Other issues which were discussed included the introduction of barriers at the Glenogle Pass, a consultation to introduce clearways to prevent dangerous parking on the A84 and A85 and further speed enforcement measures in Lochearnhead.

Dean Lockhart MSP said:

‘’I welcome many of these announcements which are the culmination of much hard work on behalf of local communities over the course of many years.

‘’Stirling’s main rural roads are critical arteries for the region and I will continue to work with Transport Scotland to find solutions and implement measures which will deliver maximum possible safety for road users.

‘’I remain very disappointed that there has not been sufficient progress on a solution to the Blair Drummond and reiterate my call for a permanent solution.’’