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Improvement works to create a safer environment for everyone visiting Alloa Town Centre are on the cards.
Last year a programme of work through the Spaces for People and Places for Everyone initiatives saw a number of changes made in the town centre, and elsewhere across Clackmannanshire, to ensure the safety of residents as lockdown restrictions began to ease.
Now a number of further improvements are planned, aimed at reducing vehicle movements and increasing active travel opportunities, while ensuring there is sufficient space to accommodate queues outside shops.
The one-way working in Mill Street, between Shillinghill and High Street, is to be reversed. This means that access to Mill Street will be via a right turn at the bottom of Drysdale Street.
High Street will be closed to all traffic between 11am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
The layby on the east side of High Street (in front of the former Royal Bank of Scotland) will be closed to allow space for pedestrians to safely pass the queues that form on this narrow section of pavement. The layby on the west side will be reserved for loading (6am to 11am and 4pm to 6pm) and disabled parking (2 spaces - 9am to 11am and 5pm to 6pm).
The taxi rank on Drysdale Street has been extended by four spaces to allow the closure of the taxi rank on Mill Street. This will be changed to 20 minute parking bays and loading bays between 9am and 5pm.
Minor changes to the end of Shillinghill and Auld Brig Road will make it easier for buses to get onto the roundabout.
These changes will be made this Sunday (13th June). High Street will be closed on Sunday morning to allow the work to be carried out and when it reopens in the afternoon the one way will have been reversed.
Cllr Craig Holden, Spokesperson for Environment & Housing said: "I am pleased to see this range of practical improvement work being planned for Alloa Town Centre to keep everyone safe as we continue to move into the next phases of recovery from this pandemic.”
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