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Improvement work starts next week (19 February) as contractors move forward on the next phase of Cadgers Brae Upgrade project at the M9 Junction 5 which aims to improve traffic flow and connectivity in the area.

Expected to last until the summer of 2024, this stage of the work will see improvements to the junction of Grandsable Road and A9.  The changes will see the installation of traffic signals at the junction and include new footpaths, traffic signage, road markings and road lighting.

The project will also include enhanced landscaping, with the removal of smaller individual trees and scrub vegetation offset by the introduction of more native trees, hedgerows, and wildflower grass. Ecology surveys were conducted during the design phase of the work in 2023.

While most of the work will be carried out under temporary traffic lights, some unavoidable disruption may occur with minor pedestrian diversions. A temporary 30mph speed limit will be in place for the duration of the work.

Councillor Paul Garner, Depute Leader of Falkirk Council explained: “Once phase two is completed, it will mark a significant milestone in the overall M9 Junction 5 Cadgers Brae Upgrading project.

“By regulating traffic flow and enhancing connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists, this phase contributes to a safer and a more efficient transportation network.”

Phase one of the project included the installation of permanent traffic signals, enhanced pedestrian and new cycle crossing facilities at Cadgers Brae roundabout (M9 Junction 5).

Work is being carried out on behalf of Falkirk Council by Hillhouse Quarry Group with an overall investment of approximately £1M for phase two.

The project is part of the Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) Scheme which utilises revenue generated from commercial development to fully fund road infrastructure improvements.