Work set to start on accident blackspot between Blackness and Linlithgow

Work to improve road safety on an accident blackspot between Blackness and Linlithgow has been agreed.

By Kirsty Paterson, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Friday, 4th March 2022, 5:31 pm

Falkirk Council has now promised funding to upgrade two junctions on the A904 at Champany, the B903 to Blackness and the A803 to Linlithgow.

Both junctions have poor visibility and relatively high traffic speeds, which have led to some very serious accidents over the years.

A spokesperson for Falkirk Council said: “Feasibility work is ongoing and the optimum junction arrangement will be confirmed on completion of the study.

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A803 between Champany Inn and the M9

“The project will then move to the detailed design stage before progressing to construction.”

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The cash for the project was granted when the council set its capital budget this week.

Councillors were asked to replace work that had been approved for Waterslap Road, near Letham, with work on the Champany junction.

They were advised that this junction “has seen a number of accidents in the last 10 years and presents a more serious road safety issue than Waterslap Road.”

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