The works consist of a pavement build-out beside the Tollbooth Steeple of approximately 3 feet, and a narrower build-out on the other side of the road, so that traffic can only get through in one direction at a time - see diagram below.
An earlier version of the proposal was presented by Chic Haggart (Roads Service Manager) and Willie Young (Head of Service) at the meeting of Coupar Angus & Bendochy Community Council on 14th November. The plan at that time consisted of a single build-out, beside the Tollbooth Steeple. However, several members of the public who were in attendance at the meeting felt that the pavement opposite should be wider, as this was used more often by pedestrians. Also, it was the place where lorries most often mounted the pavement.
As a result of these comments, the proposals were changed to include a second pavement build-out. While it was generally acknowledged to be far from perfect, the Community Council approved it on condition that the narrowed section of road must be wide enough for combine harvesters and other large vehicles to pass without mounting the pavement. A second condition was that the new layout should prevent queuing vehicles blocking the entrance to the former Culross Printworks (now part of the MJV group).