Bo’ness road opens fully

The width restriction has been removed from Bo'ness Road
The width restriction has been removed from Bo'ness Road

From today (Friday) Bo’ness Road will once again be a two-way street after the temporary width restriction was removed.

The short stretch of road in the vicinity of petrochemical giant INEOS had been narrowed to a one-way system. However, last night the barriers were removed and traffic can once again flow freely through the A904.

The work was due to take place last week but a council spokesman said: “We weren’t able to promote the traffic road order for the overnight temporary closure in time to meet the local press deadlines.

“The works will take place overnight on Thursday, July 7. The restrictions should be removed by Friday morning.”

Ineos had previously sparked outrage by calling for part of the main route that links Grangemouth with Bo’ness to be closed permanently.

In April John McNally, chief executive officer of Ineos, claimed it was a safety risk allowing the public to drive the road.