CASE STUDY: CROSS TAY CONSTRUCTION DELIVERS VILLAGE TRAFFIC SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
9th December 2022
BAM Nuttall for the Balbeggie Traffic Calming Group
‘We set up the Group to see what we could do to increase road safety in the village with the increased traffic the new road is likely to bring. One of our priorities was to make it safer for children walking to school by clearing a pathway along a stretch of the main road some pupils need to walk along.
‘This is still within the 60mph speed limit, so it was important that the pavement was as wide as possible to keep them as far away from traffic on the road as possible,’ said Balbeggie Traffic Calming Group representative, Andrew McOuat.
‘Unfortunately, the pathway had become seriously overgrown and has become an impediment to safer travel into the village. When the community raised this with Perth & Kinross Council, the Client for the Cross Tay Link Road, they were put in touch with BAM Nuttall, the main contractor on the project who are keen to carry out community benefits projects that can improve the lives of people living around the new road.
BAM agreed to send along some plant and labour to clear the path of vegetation, increasing the levels of road safety for pedestrians on this stretch.
‘Happily, BAM have been very proactive in their support and were able to help us out , and the community is very grateful for the work they have put in, it has made such a difference for the pedestrians who use this walkway daily,’ added Andrew.
The Cross Tay Link Road is phase two of the Perth Transport Futures project which will deliver a more efficient and better-connected transport system and a cleaner city centre environment.