Please click on the weblinks below to access the new Traffic Regulation Orders for Clackmannanshire
Signs are up stating that the back road will be closed for resurfacing between Monday and Friday. I didn’t see anything on clacksweb about it so this is based purely on where I’ve seen the signs but it looks like the section between Balquharn Farm and the Ochil Road / Long Row / School Lane junction by the Hollytree in Menstrie will be closed for a week. The junction at Broomhall Castle has been in need of some patching for a while now as have other sections of the road so it will be good to be able to travel on a smooth surface.
Tuesday 16/08/2016 I arranged to meet a Clackmannanshire Council Roads Officer by the bus stops at the western side of town to have a look at the newly dressed road surface, point out some of the issues and see if any remedial action could be taken.
It was agreed that the road was in need of another sweeping in order to remove the last of the loose gravel and this will be arranged.
The officer agreed that the initial padding of the road had been of poor quality and claimed that the worst of it had been dealt with before the surface dressing was in place. I expressed my skepticism of this since it was still pretty rough in places. We stood by the bus stop at the western end of town on the eastbound carriageway. Because of the dressing it is almost impossible to notice the bumpiness of the road, however we certainly felt how bumpy it is when a passing bus shook the pavement. Because there is not much likelihood of the roughness causing damage to vehicles, and because the nearby houses are back away from the road it is unlikely that anything will be done to smooth it out. However she will report back to the roads department who will make a decision. We’ll update here if we hear anything.
I asked about why they seemed to be only doing random areas (as asked by a member of the community on facebook). I was told that the surface dressing is used as a means to extend the life of roads that are starting to show signs of age. Apparently it puts off the day on which a whole new surface is required. She acknowledged that no one likes surface dressing, but it is a cost effective way to extend the life of a road surface, and while it is temporarily inconvenient, the loose gravel does not last more than a couple of weeks.
Anyone who wishes to know more about surface dressing can read Clackmannanshire Council’s explanation.
If you are still unconvinced that it is an effective solution and would like to see it discontinued then you can sign the UK Government “Stop councils using surface/gravel dressing to maintain roads” petition.
Please get in touch if you would like us to pass on any comments to the Council.
The road closures detailed in the last Eco housing update have been revised. Here are the new ones:
Queen Street will be closed over the following periods.
7pm on 17/05/2016 to 12pm on 18/05/2016
7pm on 24/05/2016 to 12pm on 25/05/2016
7pm on 31/05/2016 to 12pm on 01/06/2016
also the North footpath of Erskine street will be closed from 09/05/2016 for around 8 weeks.
We have received the following update regarding the Queen Street road closure.
- Queen Street west side footway will be opened as soon as possible.
- Queen Street will be opened to traffic by end of play on Friday 6th May 2016.
- 1st modular load (trial) is due in on Tuesday 26th April 2016 – Queen Street closure will
still be in place.
- 2nd modular delivery on Tuesday 10th May 2016 will sit on site – no closure of Queen Street.
- 3rd, 4th, 5th modular deliveries will take place on Tuesday 17th, 24th, 31st May 2016 – closure of Queen Street from 7pm on the Tuesday evening until 12pm (midday) on the Wednesday.
- June deliveries can be discussed at the beginning of May and TRO put in place.
- Further closure in July can be discussed in early June.
We have just heard that the back road between Alva and Menstrie will be closed over the weekend 30th and 31st January 2016 due to a tree that is in danger of falling on to the road.
The A91 will be closed between Blairlogie and Logie Kirk from 0800 to 1600 on Sunday 1st March 2015 for tree-felling. If you’re heading toward Stirling then use Brook Street and go via Glenochil, or turn toward Tullibody when you reach Menstrie. Since they are tree-felling I doubt pedestrians and cyclists will be able to get through, so the Menstrie to Tullibody path should be used instead.
Strictly speaking this is not about road works, but about possible disrupted travel in the local area while the Ryder Cup is on. Included is a note about temporary speed restrictions on the A91. Please see http://www.trafficscotland.org/news/story.aspx?id=11159 for full details.
Clackmannanshire Council have advised us of roadworks beginning on October 7th for 3 weeks. This will affect Craighorn Road, The Nebit, St. Serfs Walk, Parkgate, Caroline Crescent, Dalmore Drive, and Nethergate.
The roads are to be resurfaced. Closures will be kept to a minimum and only sections of road under repair will be closed at any given time.
Please see http://www.clacksweb.org.uk/transport/roadreport/ for more details, although none are available at the time of writing this post.
We have been advised of the following upcoming road works.
Temporary Traffic Lights
Stirling – Albert Place at junction with Queens Road on Wednesday 7 August
Blanefield – between Public house & Kirkhouse Road until Friday 23 August
Road Closure Stirling – Junction 10 Craigforth to Junction 9 Bannockburn from Monday 29 July until Wednesday 31 July. This is a late night closure with local diversion.
Coalsnaughton Closure. The road works in Coalsnaughton were originally due to take 3 weeks, unfortunately they require a further week to complete all works. The closure will now continue until Thursday 8 August 2013.