Action To Make A905 Safer

picture of Councillor Stephen Bird

Cllr Stephen Bird

 

A dangerous bend on the A905 from Stirling to Falkirk is to have warning chevrons installed to make it safer following the intervention of an SNP local Councillor.

The bend at the junction withSouth Alloa has been causing concern to residents for many years and now SNP Councillor for Carse, Kinnaird & Tryst ward on Falkirk Council, Stephen Bird has been promised that additional safety measures are to be taken in the current financial year.

In addition to the existing warning signs, new chevrons will be erected on both approaches to the dangerous bend, new “SLOW” markings will be painted on the road and the existing warning signs will be made more obvious to drivers to try and slow them down.

Councillor Bird said:
For some time residents have been expressing concerns about this road and I am delighted to have played a part, along with the Airth Parish Community Council, in making it safer for all drivers. People who do not know this road can be taken by surprise at this bend and hopefully this will prevent further accidents.”

 “This road carries a surprising 3500 vehicles per day and with a 60 mph limit, drivers are generally going quite fast when they hit this bend. If this additional signage prevents even one accident it will have been a worthwhile investment.  Although the commitment is to having the work done in the current financial year, hopefully it will be sooner rather than later in the year.”

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