COMMUTERS are able to travel along the A907 again following the completion of essential repair work on the Abbey Craig.

The works were finished earlier than planned, re-opening the road linking Causewayhead and Clacks.

The route had been closed in both directions since June 7 in order for specialist contractors to make safe an area of rock fall.

It will fully reopen to traffic today, Wednesday, July 28 – two days earlier than the ending of the road closure notice.

This included scaling the rock face and removing loose material following the rock fall along with installing replacement safety netting.

Work was also carried out to remove a number of large fallen trees, rocks and boulders that were caught by the safety nets.

Cllr Jim Thomson, convenor of Stirling Council's environment and housing committee, said: "We want to thank drivers and local residents for their patience throughout the significant and challenging repair work on the Abbey Craig.

"I am pleased to report that work has been completed ahead of schedule in a safe and efficient manner."

The road partially opened to traffic last Wednesday, July 21.

Temporary traffic signals are in place between 8.30am and 5pm on working days with the road open to two-traffic outside these hours.

The traffic signals are in place to allow a utilities survey to be carried out. This will inform drainage designs to reduce flooding further east along the A907.

Cllr Danny Gibson, vice convenor, added: "These repairs have been much-needed to ensure local residents and commuters remain safe on the A907 and surrounding areas, and we thank everyone for their understanding."