Perth and Kinross Council has published proposals which could see sections of existing roads near Scone sealed off when the new Cross Tay Link Road is built.

The local authority wants to stop up two sections of the U88 Stormontfield Road and a section of the A94 Angus Road as part of the £120 million project.

PKC has said in supporting documents the proposed stopping up of the first road from its current “termination point” with the A93 at Scone Palace is being progressed “in the interests of safety”.

The council reckons a four-arm roundabout it intends to build on the route of the new link road east of the Scone Camping and Caravan Club site will “enable better and safer access to Perth Racecourse and Scone Palace from the CTLR”.

The supporting documents go on to say of the first stopping up proposal: “It will also provide better and safer access to the A93 from Stormontfield Road via the new roundabout on the CTLR.

“The CTLR project also includes widening Stormontfield Road from the CTLR southwards to the new proposed access to Scone Palace.

“It is proposed to retain access to the stopped-up section of Stormontfield Road to non-motorised users at all times.”

Separate documents say the proposed stopping up of a section of the A94 Angus Road from a point about 80 metres northeast of its junction with David Douglas Avenue is also required “to allow for the construction of the CTLR”.

In the last week PKC has also published proposals to set a speed limit of 50mph along the entire length of the CTLR between the A94 north of Scone and the A9 south of Luncarty and introduce a 40mph limit on the U88 Stormontfield Road and A94 Angus Road.

Supporting documents for the first speed limit variation order say the 50mph limit “is required to ensure the road alignment could be more flexible through the landscape and improve road safety for all road users”.

Separate documents say of the second speed limit variation order: “In the interests of safety, the council wish to introduce a 40mph speed limit on the U88 Stormontfield Road and A94 Angus Road. The speed limit is being introduced to reduce the risk of road accidents and to improve conditions for pedestrians and all road users.”