ROAD WORKS REPORT

+ Abercromby Place , Alloa
SGN Mains Replacement Works
Estimated period: Tuesday 12th September 2017 to Monday 19th March 2018

+ Tron Court, Tullibody
Upgrade to shopping precinct
Estimated period: Monday 2nd October 2017 to Friday 2nd February 2018

+ Eastern Link Road , Alloa
Gas Mains Replacement (TTL’s Req) (Road Closure for part)
Estimated period: Monday 16th October 2017 to Tuesday 12th December 2017

+ A91 Hillfoots Road, Alva
BT OPENREACH- Access to Underground structure – cabling for new customer connection (TTL’s Req)
Estimated period: Monday 13th November 2017 to Friday 1st December 2017

+ Park Street, Alva
Sewer Connection (Road Closure)
Estimated period: Monday 20th November 2017 to Saturday 2nd December 2017

+ Queen Street, Alva
Sewer Connection (Road Closure)
Estimated period: Monday 20th November 2017 to Saturday 2nd December 2017

+ Main Street, Tullibody
Installing Parking Bays and Zebra Crossing (Road Closure)
Estimated period: Monday 20th November 2017 to Monday 4th December 2017

+ Park Street, Tullibody
BT/MUS Network Upgrade Works (Road Closure)
Estimated period: Thursday 23rd November 2017 to Monday 27th November 2017

+ Park Drive @ Weavers Way, Tillicoultry
Network Upgrade (2 Way Lights)
Estimated period: Thursday 23rd November 2017 to Monday 27th November 2017

+ A91 Outside Holeburn House , Pool Of Muckhart
Access to Overhead Network – cabling to restore customer service
Estimated period: Friday 24th November 2017 to Friday 24th November 2017

+ High Street/Mill Street, Alloa
Christmas Lights (Road Closure 7am-7pm)
Estimated period: Saturday 25th November 2017 to Saturday 25th November 2017

+ Main Street, Clackmannan
Christmas Lights (Road Closure 5pm-7:30pm)
Estimated period: Sunday 26th November 2017 to Sunday 26th November 2017

+ Main Street, Clackmannan
Carriageway Resurfacing (Road Closure)
Estimated period: Sunday 26th November 2017 to Sunday 26th November 2017

+ Murray Square, Tillicoultry
Christmas Lights (No Parking 2pm-7pm)
Estimated period: Sunday 26th November 2017 to Sunday 26th November 2017

+ Rose Street, Tullibody
Scottish Water Ironwork Repairs (Road Closure)
Estimated period: Wednesday 29th November 2017 to Wednesday 29th November 2017

+ A977 @ Castlebridge , Forestmill
Demolition Works (TTL’s & 10 Minute Road Closure)
Estimated period: Thursday 30th November 2017 to Thursday 30th November 2017

+ Park Place & A91 Dollar, Dollar
Winter Festival (Rolling Road Closure 4:15pm-5pm)
Estimated period: Saturday 2nd December 2017 to Saturday 2nd December 2017

+ C101 from Menstrie to MuirsideRoundabout, Menstrie
Gas Mains Replacement (TTL’s Req)
Estimated period: Monday 8th January 2018 to Saturday 20th January 2018

+ Alloa Road, Tullibody
Utilites & Street Lighting Crossings (TTL’s Req)
Estimated period: Monday 15th January 2018 to Sunday 18th February 2018

Traffic Regulation Orders for Clackmannanshire

Please click on the weblinks below to access the new Traffic Regulation Orders for Clackmannanshire

5-6-1548        The Clackmannanshire Council, Mar Place Sauchie (Temporary Road Closure) Order 2017

5-6-1550        The Clackmannanshire Council, Park Street, Tillicoultry (Temporary Road Closure) Order 2017

5-6-1552        The Clackmannanshire Council, Main Street, Tullibody (Temporary Road Closure) Order 2017

5-6-1553        The Clackmannanshire Council, Various Streets, Tullibody (Temporary Parking Suspension) Order 2017

5-6-1555        The Clackmannanshire Council, Various Streets, Alva (Temporary Road Closure) Order 2017

Back Road to Menstrie Closed 29/08/2016 to 02/09/2016

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.

Road Surface Meeting

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.

NEW Eco Housing Update

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.

Eco Housing Update

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.

Road Closure Sunday 1st March 2015

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.

Alva Roadworks in October

roadworksClackmannanshire 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.