Crossing on Grangemouth roundabout gets the green light

More work is to be carried out on the Earls Gate Roundabout
More work is to be carried out on the Earls Gate Roundabout

Work on a controversial local roundabout is not finished yet with an new crossing to be built later this year.

The Earls Gate Roundabout in Grangemouth has been the subject of a number of complaints since it was revamped last autumn, with many motorists saying the new road markings and signs were confusing.

In February, after an independent road safety review, Falkirk Council announced £30,000 would be set aside to provide additional signage for the under fire roundabout, in a bid to make it easier to understand for bewildered motorists.

This week the council confirmed there was yet more work to be done to improve the layout.

A spokesperson said: “The A905 Glensburgh Road entry/exit arm will have a signal controlled pedestrian crossing and design work is currently underway which will make alterations to the roundabout and improve visibility for drivers approaching the crossing.

“The works are scheduled to be carried out later this year.”

The initial work on the roundabout was paid for by TIF (Tax Incremental Funding) cash and featured sets of traffic lights and a myriad of new road markings on the approach roads.

Many of the complaints concerned the use of road numbers on the road markings instead of place names.