Over £250,000 of path upgrade works on phase two of the Provost Walk project are now underway.

Path works will last about 12 weeks from Monday, 13 November, and will include 568 m of a narrow, at time muddy path, upgraded to an all-user, sealed surface 2.5 metres wide. There will also be tree work, ditch cleaning, new culverts, solar stud lighting and signage, and a short span bridge.

Phase two path upgrades will connect to the end of phase one works beneath Townhead, Robertson Homes development. Upgrades will continue along the route heading west and north, down into Coalbore Well, and up towards Jubilee Park.

Provost Walk map of phase two works

Bid Strachan, Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) Communities Officer, who is managing the project, said: “We are very excited to continue upgrading the much-loved Provost Walk path to be more accessible for local residents and visitors. The new path design will incorporate a challenging path gradient reduction.

“During the phase two works, contractors will be running machinery along Provost Walk to drop off aggregate and tar, so the path will be closed for public safety and to enable the contractors to complete the project on schedule.

“We would like to ask the public to please use alternative routes and thank everyone for their cooperation during the whole Provost Walk project.”

Provost Walk phase two path before upgrade worksProvost Walk phase two path before upgrade works

The link path between Glenburn Road will also be upgraded during this time to the same standard as the Provost Walk, with the permission of the landowners Stewart Milne Group.

PKCT have already project managed over £300,000 of path upgrades in Auchterarder, including phase one of Provost Walk, Johnny Mathews and Common Loan.

Further information and updates can be found on the Auchterarder Core Paths Working Group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/auchterardercorepaths and on PKCT’s website at www.pkct.org.

Provost Walk phase two upgrade is funded by Sustrans, the Auchterarder Common Good Fund and the Auchterarder & District Community Trust.