Traffic Mitigation Measures on the A977 in Fossoway
After a sustained campaign from local residents, Councillors and the Fossoway and District Community Council, funding has been made available for a package of traffic mitigation measures on the A977, including a new puffin crossing near the Institute at Crook of Devon. The mitigation measures are to address the impact of increased traffic on the A977 following the opening of the new Clackmannanshire Bridge near Kincardine, which provides an additional crossing point for traffic over the River Forth.
Roads Engineers at Perth & Kinross Council recently produced a report (see link in the paragraph above) detailing the costs of various measures that could be implemented along the A977 in the villages of Crook of Devon, Drum, Powmill and Blairingone, as well as measures that could be put in between Drum and the M90 interchange.
These proposals were discussed and prioritised at a public meeting convened by Fossoway & District Community Council on 22 February 2010. At the meeting, agreement was reached that most of the proposals should go ahead with the exceptions that upgrading the footpath between Crook of Devon and Drum was not a priority and an additional puffin crossing was needed in Drum to allow children walking to school to cross the road safely and for the benefit of the Millenium Walk. Taking out the £77,000 allocated for footpath upgrading, there are funds for this extra crossing and a permanent Vehicle Activated Sign to warn drivers. This will also free up funds to put in hard standing at the bus stops in Powmill and Balado. If money is available, access to Drum will be examined with a view to preventing it being used as a rat-run from the A977 Drum crossroads to the B9097 Cleish Road.