Work has begun on the £300,000 facelift to Lade Braes, the much-loved path network from the outskirts of St Andrews into the centre of the town, thanks to a partnership between Fife Council and Sustrans.
The work be carried out includes:
- upgrading the existing path
- replacing broken seats
- improving signage
- installing new litter bins
- providing solar lighting
- carrying out some minor tree work
The works will be carried out in phases along the route to minimise disturbance to the public and adjacent residents. Signs will also be put up to advise the public of temporary alternative walking routes if/when required at any work stage along the route
Convener of the Communities & Housing Sub-Committee, Cllr Judy Hamilton welcomed the start of the project, commenting: "It’s great that work has begun on site. I welcome the investment in partnership with Sustrans.
“As a council, we’re committed to investing in our communities and to our priority of promoting health and wellbeing. I look forward to the work being completed so that the path can be enjoyed by everyone."
Sustrans funding originates with the Transport Scotland-supported Places for Everyone programme.
Simon Wasser, Infrastructure Manager for Sustrans Scotland added: “We are glad to have been able to fund the work to upgrade Lade Breas. We hope that these improvements will make it easier for the local community to enjoy the local greenspace and travel to and from the town centre.”
Weather permitting, it’s expected the work will be finished by the start of December.