March 18, 2024

Work to improve the footway on the A985 between the junction to Charlestown and the junction to Waggon Road has been postponed until later in the year, while a question over land ownership is resolved.

Temporary traffic lights that were in place since the start of the works in February have been removed and the site has been made safe.

So far, the footway has been widened over approximately 500 metres of the 1.1-kilometre total extent of the scheme, however the full length of the footway remains open to the public.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “A question has arisen over the precise boundary of the trunk road, so we’ve postponed the rest of these works until we’ve resolved the issue in collaboration with neighbouring landowners.

“Our intention is to return to site to complete delivery of the works later in the year.

“We’re grateful to road users and local residents for their patience and understanding.”