FOI Request - Blackstob to B9039 Junction
Blackstob heading to the B9039 junction, the corner is a notorious blackspot for accidents and cars regularly end up in the Kinloss Barracks perimeter fence.
Please provide me with information from May 2013.
1) The locations in this vicinity e.g. 500 meters each way where the council have been called out to repair damage following a road incident.
2) How many people have died or been injured as a result of accidents on this road.
3) The type of damage.
4) The cost of such repairs.
5) Council risk assessment of the rood visibility, consequence, and priority scoring.
6) Planning and repair schedule for maintenance and upgrades to the road in particular
the recent upgrade and any drainage and camber adjustments in 2022 .
Clarification sought 18-05-2023
Clarification received 24-05-2023
1. These locations will be included in the data provided for Question 6.
3. These details will be included in the data provided for Question 6.
4. These costs will be included in the data provided for Question 6.
5. The road junction visibility for public roads is checked using the agreed standards. For safety, the standard 2.4m off the road edge for a distance of between 160m and 215m along the road is required on the national speed limit section of this road. The difference is based on actual measured speeds of traffic. It is 2.4m x 120 within the 40mph limit. Individual house accesses are assessed at planning stage. http://www.moray.gov.uk/downloads/file105341.pdf describes the method for small developments. This information is therefore exempt under section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible. It is the householder or developers obligation to maintain these visibility splays where they will not be added to the list of roads maintained by the council. The road centre lining is assessed for forward visibility and is taken from the Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 5. There are no specific risk assessments for any roads; however, they are inspected on a risk based approach http://www.moray.gov.uk/downloads/file141796.pdf. This information is therefore also exempt under section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible. The public road junctions are:
• Easter Road
• C5e East Grange to Spindle Muir Road
And meet the required visibility criteria.
Non public road junctions which meet the visibility criteria:
• Kinloss Barracks access
• Muirton Place
• Woodside Farm
• Acesses at The Willows and Oslyn
• Blackstob Way
• Damhead Steadings
Non public Road junctions which fall short of the minimum criteria:
• Crash gate 3 (due to the security fence posts)
• Muirhead Steadings and Farmhouse (minor due to boundary fence and some vegetation on private land)
6. Please see attached files.
• Maintenance works - this is an export of all Road Maintenance minor works carried out, or currently planned, on Burghead Road, Kinloss and the rural section of road from Burghead Road, Kinloss eastwards to the junction with the U58E road to Coltfield. This is a longer length of road than you requested due to how our road network is split into sections, so the data will include some works that are out with your specific area of interest.
• Schemes (built) – this is an extract from our database of completed road maintenance schemes on Burghead Road, Kinloss or the B9089. Again, these may include works that are outwith your specific area of interest.
• In addition, please see our Capital & Revenue Works Programme on the website here: http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_47193.html which includes details of Road Maintenance schemes which are planned for this financial year, and also has a ‘Reserve List’ of schemes which are works identified for funding in future years. This information is therefore exempt under section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible.
With reference to the “in particular the recent upgrade and any drainage and camber adjustments in 2022” part of your question, we are not aware of any such works. The road from the east end of Kinloss (near Blackstob way) eastwards to Muirhead Steadings was Surface Dressed in 2022, and those works are listed in the ‘Schemes (built)’ file mentioned above. The preparatory works for those Surface Dressing works included some patching works at the corner just east of the Damhead access. The patching was to repair an old utility track and a poor road edge, and would not be considered as camber adjustments.