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Overnight works on A84 Craigforth 40MPH speed limit, Stirling

Sunday 25 February 2024 for three weeks of temporary traffic signals and verge works. Works are to take place nightly from 7pm until 6am.
25th of February 2024, 7:00pm to 18th of March 2024, 6:00am

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From Sunday 25 February 2024 until Monday 18 March 2024, BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland's trunk road operating company, is embarking on a project to introduce a new reduced 40mph speed limit at the A84 Craigforth interchange, near Stirling.

This improvement will introduce a permanent speed restriction to the busy interchange and will extend from the Kildean roundabout to the Stirling Auction mart. The reduced speed limit aims to regulate traffic speeds to improve accessibility and safety of pedestrians and cyclists.

Key Project Details:

Duration: Sunday 25 February until Monday 18 March 2024

Work Hours: 7pm – 6am, Sunday to Thursday night (no working on a Friday or Saturday night)

Additional Work Hours: As it is evening and night work, noisy operations will be stopped by 11pm where possible.

Traffic Measures: Temporary traffic signals or verge working with a temporary 30mph speed limit. Access to emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Road works

Following on from previous improvements to the road surface and road sign renewals, a reduced 40mph speed limit will be introduced on the A84 at the Kildean and Craigforth roundabouts and extending out to the Stirling auction mart. The new 40mph speed limit will supplement the existing speed limits in the area which are unaffected. The speed limit reduction on the A84 will cover all sections where there are footways next to the road including all the uncontrolled pedestrian crossing points in the locality. It will help with regulating traffic speeds on the very busy route. The reduced speed limit should improve road safety for road users and enable further Active Travel improvements to be introduced in the future. The work will take place overnight from Sunday to Thursday between 7pm and 6am. The aim is to complete the project by 6am Monday 18 March 2024, making the overall duration approximately 3 weeks, subject to weather conditions.

To ensure the safety of both road users and workers, temporary traffic signals may be installed along with a temporary reduced 30mph speed limit.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said, “Road safety is a top priority for BEAR Scotland and Transport Scotland, and we have designed a speed limit reduction scheme to improve road safety, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists. The introduction of these measures will compliment previous improvements on the route and facilitate additional active travel schemes in the future.

“The temporary traffic management arrangements are essential for the protection of our workforce as well as the travelling public. Due to the nature of the project, we require to install new signage including underground cabling works so the signs can be lit. We are carrying out the works at night to limit disruptions as the area is a key point on the road network for local users and tourists. Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and as safely as possible and minimise delays and inconvenience to the local community “.

Road users are encouraged to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website and Twitter @trafficscotland for real-time journey updates.

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