Planning of new Forth Crossing to start
The Forth Estuary Transport Authority has agreed to procede with planning of a third major crossing of the Firth of Forth. The decision was taken at FETA's board meeting on Friday and design work is expected to begin soon. A report presented to the meeting by chief executive Douglas Sinclair recommended examination of the feasibility of the new multi-modal crossing to provide flexible capacity for long-term travel. The report says that it is essential that road space should be reallocated in favour of high occupancy vehicles and public transport. Provision of the new crossing would also allow current problems to be addressed, such as the current need to exclude high-sided vehicles during high winds.