IT'S been slow progress but moves to cut the speed limit on a Dunfermline road are "finally taking place".

Residents have raised safety concerns about fast-moving traffic on Lapwing Drive for years and Fife Council have now started work to make it a 30mph zone.

Councillor James Calder put forward a motion in November 2022, agreed by the City of Dunfermline area committee, calling for a reduction from 40mph.

This week he said: "I am pleased that this speed limit reduction is now finally taking place.

Dunfermline Press: Lib Dem councillor for Dunfermline South, James Calder. Lib Dem councillor for Dunfermline South, James Calder. (Image: Fife Council)

"This has been raised to me by both parents and local residents alike and will reduce the impact of noise as well as making it safer for pupils crossing the road.

"This includes pupils at the bottom end of the road who have needed to cross at an area without a proper crossing in order to reach their school bus.

"I know that many have been looking forward to this work and I am sure it will have a positive impact for the local area."

The motion in 2022 - following on from a speed survey to try and stop dangerous driving on Lapwing Drive - called on the council to review the 40mph speed limits on three roads in the city. 

They were Lapwing Drive, Carnegie Avenue and Whitefield Road and the moves were agreed in February 2023.

A new 30mph limit was due to be introduced on Whitefield Road at the end of January but the signs are yet to be changed.

The council confirmed they'll be changed at the end of this month and the new limit will become operational then.

The speed limit on Carnegie Avenue remains at 40mph.