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Dollar Forest Timber Harvesting & Haulage: Temporary Traffic Regulation Order

MCC has been advised that new timber harvesting and haulage works are due to start at Dollar Forest, which is located along Upper Hillfoot Road, around the middle of this month. The Council has confirmed that due to the location of the woodland, the only viable route for timber to be extracted is east, via Upper Hillfoot Road, down to the junction on the A91, west of Pool of Muckhart.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) has been raised to cover the affected section of the A91, either side of the Upper Hillfoot Road junction, to reduce the speed limit to 40 MPH which will commence on 19th July and will remain in force until the end of February 2022 when the works are due to be complete. The following link provides access to the TRO: Dollar to Muckhart A91 Traffic Regulation Order

MCC has also been advised that strategically located salt heaps will be positioned along Upper Hillfoot Road, prior to the onset of any severe winter weather, and that the timber company has agreed that their hauliers will spread this as necessary.

It is anticipated that the maximum number of vehicles using the road, during the extraction period, should be no more than 6 per day. Although precise timings can not be guaranteed, the intent will be to try and get as many lorries, in and out, prior to the Japanese Gardens opening time at 10.30am. With this in mind, the first lorries may be entering the Upper Hillfoot Road at around 6am, with the last early morning lorry leaving at around 10.15am. It is likely that there will be 1 or 2 lorries running during the day and that the final lorry will be leaving between 5 and 6pm.

Residents, visitors and walkers and cyclists, in particular, are advised to plan their journeys accordingly.

Mike Wilson

Secretary – Muckhart Community Council

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