by Aude Boubaker-Calder on 4 December, 2020
The closure of Pittencrieff Street and William Street from the 7th of December has caused a lot of discontent to residents to the west of Dunfermline. Aude Boubaker-Calder, Liberal Democrat candidate for the Scottish Election, is calling the Fife council Transportation department to revise their road planning urgently if their don’t want to see road chaos. She said,
“As much as I understand the need to resurface the roads, these road closures arrive with a really bad timing. The Coal Road, closed until the 21st of December, is already making the traffic horrendous for people in the West Fife villages like Crossford and Cairneyhill. Queues to go in and out the town centre are atrocious and cause not only stress for the commuters but increase air pollution in our town with stationary vehicles. Adding to these road works William Street and Pittencrieff Street will have catastrophic consequences.”
“In these time of needs for local businesses and during festive preparation, access to the town should be easy and stress free for all. Road works could have waited the end of the Coal Road repairs in order to give alternative roads to drivers and commuters.
“Let’s not forget as well the pupils coming into their preliminary exams this month. Adding an additional stress to parents but also to pupils to reach the schools on time is absolutely not needed in these time of pandemic.
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“I urge Fife Council’s Roads and Transportation Department to revise immediately their roadwork planning before the West of Dunfermline becomes even more chaotic than it already is.”