Alloa Road closure fury
Facebook correspondents had steam coming out their ears after reading in last Friday’s Observer (February 10, 2017) that Alloa Road, Causewayhead, was to close for five weeks from Monday (February 13) for gas work. It followed news that Stirling’s Kerse Bridge is to shut for 12 months later this year, and the ongoing problems of the bridge at Balfron Station.
Jackie McKechnie said:“The rate they’re going they would be as well taking Stirling off the map for a year. This is no way to encourage tourism. Yet again proof that Stirling is run by a bunch of idiots and is certainly not a city.”
Linzi Bryce:“Oh brilliant. The City is torture enough to get round as it is. Speed bumps galore and that’s if you can navigate all the bin lorries in the Raploch in the morning and along Causewayhead road during rush hour. Stirling Council are needing to get their act together. The town is becoming a misery.”
Kenny McKaig:“This is getting as bad as Trump’s wall. Soon there will be that many closures you won’t be able to get in to Stirling unless by parachute. Do none of the organisations talk and plan together. Right, where can I get my parachute.”
Andrew James Fortune:“This is exactly why I’ll be cycling to work most days until the road closures are finished. It’s an absolute joke when all roads in/ out are completely queued back. I’ve never experienced this congestion so often in the last 3.5 years commuting into Stirling. My time is too valuable to waste.”
Dianna Bartlett:“Is there some sort of plan to shut Stirling off from everywhere else?”
Bernie McGurk:“Stirling is becoming more and more of no go area. Just put up a sign on all approaches: `Stirling is closed for essential maintenance’”.