Published date : 09 Mar 2020

The town’s MSP has hosted a meeting between North Glenrothes Community Council & the Cabinet Secretary for Transport & infrastructure, Michael Matheson MSP, to discuss ongoing road improvements to the A92 locally. 


The planned road improvements at Cadham and Balfarg junctions were discussed during the meeting, with Transport Scotland reaffirming their commitments to continue working closely with North Glenrothes Community Council.


Transport Scotland officials informed members of the Community Council that work to improve pedestrian access on the A92 is expected to be carried out by the end of the current financial year.


The meeting in the Scottish Parliament follows the local politician’s involvement in the campaign to make the A92 safer for pedestrians and drivers since being elected in 2016.


In May 2019, a survey to assess improvements at the Balfarg and Cadham junctions was undertaken by Transport Scotland following a site visit from Mr Matheson’s predecessor in 2018. A decision to increase safety provisions was announced soon after.


Commenting after the meeting, Ms Gilruth said:


“I was delighted to facilitate a meeting between North Glenrothes Community Council and the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Michael Matheson, in the Scottish Parliament.


“The case for improving the A92 junctions in Glenrothes has never been stronger, and I am pleased that both the Cabinet Secretary and Transport Scotland reaffirmed their commitment to taking decisive action to improve safety on the A92.


“North Glenrothes Community Council members are an asset to our local area. Their tenacious campaigning to make the A92 and surrounding areas safer for all has brought about this action.”


The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson MSP, said:


“I was pleased to meet with North Glenrothes residents at Jenny Gilruth’s request to discuss the improvements being made to the A92 as it runs through the town.


“The first tranche of vital improvements will provide for safer pedestrian access and will be delivered in the next few months.


“Further action to improve the movement of traffic on the road will be taken forward in 2021.


“The meeting follows ongoing engagement between Transport Scotland and the Community Council and I expect that good relationship to continue as further improvements are put in place.”


Ron Page, Chairperson of North Glenrothes Community Council, said:


“Members of the NGCC delegation had a good meeting with the Transport Secretary and were pleased that Michael Matheson recognised the concerns of people in the area.


“We welcome the improvements being made to the A92 by Transport Scotland and BEAR Scotland, but pointed out that the five hazards will still remain after the work is complete.


“Transport Scotland committed to continuing to work closely with the NGCC and we will continue to press them for further safety improvements to the A92, which will become increasingly important as traffic on the road increases.”



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