01 November
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The project involved:

  • sections of new footpaths being created;
  • the relocation of the existing pelican crossing to the north of the Starbucks entrance;
  • the installation of a new toucan crossing on the south side of Boghead Bridge to Morrisons and existing cycle path;
  • the installation of a raise table into the rear access to St Mary's Primary; and
  • the installation of two new uncontrolled crossing point islands on the carriageway.

Executive councillor for environment and sustainability, Tom Conn said:

"This was a significant investment in our local infrastructure that has brought a number of benefits to local people, including the school children.

The works formed part of West Lothian Council's Active Travel Programme and the council worked in partnership with design consultants Aecom and Sustrans on this project to increase the width of the footpath and improve the crossing facilities. The overall goal was to provide a wider footway, improved crossing facilities and a safer environment for all users.

There are added benefits for cyclists as this work also provides a safe crossing point for those coming off the existing cycle route.  

Gordon Brown, the council's Roads and Transportation Service Manager added:

"We do appreciate that this location is an extremely busy area and that traffic disruption was inevitable given the scale of the project. We appreciate the patience shown by local motorists throughout the period of the improvement works."