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 Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Milos Drizzle  
Date:   Mon 17 Jun 10:34

Wondering if anyone has experienced this today (Monday)? Looked fun yesterday, but I was putting that down to initial setup and teething problems. Maybe the 4-way lights are working beautifully now and keeping everyone moving…

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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 17 Jun 17:17

What exactly is the set up? If they`ve put lights on each entry to the roundabout then surely it`ll be indicative of what it`ll be like when the real lights are in? I`m not a transport engineer (clearly!) but how hard is it to chuck in some lights? Though how does it even work on such a small roundabout? Stop more than a handful of cars at lights and you block the roundabout.
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Milos Drizzle  
Date:   Mon 17 Jun 17:57

Removed, duplicate.

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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Milos Drizzle  
Date:   Mon 17 Jun 17:58

During the works I believe it is 4-way. So, one entrance green at any one time, hence carnage (presumably) for the next 5 months. I’m sure there will be some optimal snazzy sequence in operation after go-live.

Edited to add that I agree… not sure how it can work effectively on such a small roundabout.

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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 18 Jun 16:20

Who`s bright idea was this ?
I see no need to change that roundabout.
I`ve never had a problem with it anyway.

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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Tue 18 Jun 16:39

It`s in preparation for an estimated increase in traffic volumes due to house building. For once the council getting infrastructure in place before it`s a problem.
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Athletico  
Date:   Wed 19 Jun 09:15

Should also be pointed out that it is being paid for by housing developers, not the Council.

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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 19 Jun 16:35

What I find odd is that the new western road from the King Malcolm looks like it connects to the Coal Road! If ever there was a disaster waiting to happen!
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Neil_Philp  
Date:   Tue 25 Jun 00:06

F**king p*** take whoever is responsible for it
You can`t drive the length of yourself without hitting roadworks these days.

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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 25 Jun 15:23

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Neil_Philp, Tue 25 Jun 00:06

F**king p*** take whoever is responsible for it
You can`t drive the length of yourself without hitting roadworks these days.


It`ll be worse at the weekend when the Orange March happens.
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 25 Jun 15:36

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Neil_Philp, Tue 25 Jun 00:06

F**king p*** take whoever is responsible for it
You can`t drive the length of yourself without hitting roadworks these days.


Calm down.
Breathe ,
In .... And out ....
I do agree with you btw but it is what it is.

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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Neil_Philp  
Date:   Tue 25 Jun 15:44

Orange March?? :(

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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 25 Jun 17:09

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Neil_Philp, Tue 25 Jun 15:44

Orange March?? :(


I know, I`ve double checked and it`s definitely 2024 Scotland, not 1824 Ireland.
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Tue 25 Jun 17:29

Orange March!?!?

WTF!?!
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Tue 25 Jun 18:05

https://www.dunfermlinepress.com/news/24407460.dunfermline-streets-close-orange-walk-weekend/
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 25 Jun 23:53

Disgraceful. GTF with this




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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Fri 28 Jun 13:21

More shenanigans. Woodmill street to Millhill street to close for 2 weeks 🙄




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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 28 Jun 13:44

Is this going to affect access to parking around EEP on match days for us out-of-towners?



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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 28 Jun 13:50

As much as I think these roadworks are a pain in the erchie.... There`s plenty of other roads in and out of the town. Just pick another route.
Unless you`re on the no19 bus that is .... In which case , take a book with you 🤣

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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 28 Jun 17:31

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wee eck, Fri 28 Jun 13:44

Is this going to affect access to parking around EEP on match days for us out-of-towners?



Come via Halbeath Road or Townhill Road. The council has cocked this one up and it`s going to affect traders are one of the busiest times of year. Absolutely muppetry by transport planners who clearly aren`t based in Dunfermline.
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 28 Jun 17:51

Cheers, Jake. Someone has already suggested I approach from the east and park on that side of the ground.
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Tue 2 Jul 13:21

cairneyhill roundabout heading to valleyfiled bypass/Charlestown roundabout has 5 way lights which look to be an absolute nightmare.

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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Tue 2 Jul 14:37

Anyone seen an explanation why there are so many unrelated sets of roadworks going on at the same time? Did FC suddenly get funding come in?
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 2 Jul 16:59

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Jeffery, Tue 2 Jul 14:37

Anyone seen an explanation why there are so many unrelated sets of roadworks going on at the same time? Did FC suddenly get funding come in?


I don`t know about the other roadworks but the work in Duloch looked like the gas board and Bothwell roundabout is being paid for by Sterling developments. I`m guessing it`s more that Fife Council centralised everything to Glenrothes so any local knowledge has gone so they won`t appreciate or realise they`ve blocked numerous entrances into the city centre at probably one of the busiest times for shops, restaurants and attractions. Are any of the Westminster candidates for Dunfermline proposing the annexing of West Fife so we can get rid of Fife Council?
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 7 Jul 20:57

It`s even worse now. You actually don`t know where you are going.

Woodmill Street shut off then roadworks at Hospital Hill, thanks to Scottish Water

Roadworks on Kingseat Road and Townhill Road

Absolute shambles




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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 7 Jul 22:52

It`s almost as if Dunfermline no longer has people from the council roads and planning teams based in Dunfermline. Oh, wait...

Honestly, Fife Council is an absolute joke and has been since it was formed. Unfortunately, it`s unlikely the Scottish Government would permit the return of DDC and would instead force West Fife to join the Lothians.
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Mon 8 Jul 13:11

Another alternative route into town affected - temporary lights on the way towards Kingseat, sometimes causing tailbacks through the mini roundabout on the way to the hospital.

Seems like the council policy is to get everything done at once. Like we`re already moaning so a bit more pain won`t make much difference.
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Mon 8 Jul 15:17

The brig chippy calling out on Facebook they may have to let staff go as it’s already cost them so much business.

You can see why tbf.

The post below replying to me is by one of .nets finest champions of mediocrity!
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 8 Jul 18:15

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Berkey, Mon 8 Jul 15:17

The brig chippy calling out on Facebook they may have to let staff go as it’s already cost them so much business.

You can see why tbf.


It won`t just be them. I went to head into town on Saturday morning and turned around as Halbeath Road was rammed. I know it can get bad but this was worse than usual. Earlier in the week I`d gone up by the hospital and then down Townhill Road but I imagine all these rat runs are getting utilised now.
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 8 Jul 20:17

Yep. It was shut yesterday. They should sue for compensation




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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Alter Ego  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 08:31

Its a nightmare...a 10min drive took 30 mins to get parts from Elgin Ind Estate.

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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 08:52

Quote:

Berkey, Mon 8 Jul 15:17

The brig chippy calling out on Facebook they may have to let staff go as it’s already cost them so much business.

You can see why tbf.


Heard on radio this morning they are down 40% in revenue already……and Fife Council issued a meaningless apology……staggering the incompetence
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: charlie1  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 09:49

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Raymie the Legend, Mon 8 Jul 20:17

Yep. It was shut yesterday. They should sue for compensation


They`re always shut on Monday! But yes you can`t easily park near those units
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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 11:02

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charlie1, Tue 9 Jul 09:49

Quote:

Raymie the Legend, Mon 8 Jul 20:17

Yep. It was shut yesterday. They should sue for compensation


They`re always shut on Monday! But yes you can`t easily park near those units


I meant it was shut on Sunday




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 Re: Bothwell Gardens Roundabout shenanigans
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 9 Jul 11:51

Brig is shut for holidays.
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