Safety measures for treacherous A923 route
Perth and Kinross Council has committed to further measures to improve road safety on the treacherous A923 in a letter to a local MSP.
The renowned accident blackspot hit the headlines earlier this summer following a tragic crash which took the life of a young motorist.
In the letter to Conservative MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife Murdo Fraser, the head of environmental and consumer services at the council, Willie Young, stated that a route action plan is being undertaken by the traffic and network team in collaboration with elected representatives and the community council, with the first section scheduled for completion by the end of the financial year.
In a letter to the MSP, MrYoung states:“This recent fatality is the only reported injury collision on this stretch of road, although there is a collision and casualty history north of the site, through the bends towards Pitcur.
“In recent years these have been largely addressed through the provision of anti-skid surfacing, crash barriers and upgraded warning signs.
“A Route Action Plan for the A923 is being undertaken by the traffic and network team in consultation with the local elected members and community councils.
“The first section of the route, between the Angus Council boundary and Coupar Angus is scheduled for completion before the end of this financial year. Any appropriate measures identified in the review can be included in the programme of works for 2018/19.”
Murdo Fraser said:“I am pleased to see that PKC is aware of dangers on the A923 and is considering new measures in addition to the safety works that have already been installed on the route. This road has witnessed its fair share of tragedies in recent years and it’s important that measures are taken to ensure fewer families are faced with the loss of loved ones. I look forward to watching progress and will be happy to engage with the council to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to increase road safety on the A923.”