Comrie community councillors were celebrating after hearing the village’s faded yellow lines will be refreshed and repainted by the end of the month.
Officials from Scotland Transerv have been examining the lines and said the much-needed remedial work will be carried out as soon as possible.
Community councillor Gill Brock, alongside fellow community councillors Andrew Finlayson and Gordon McCartney, are now hoping for action to improve Comrie’s flood-damaged roads.
The group recently met with Stuart D’All, depute manager for the Perth and Kinross Council’s roads maintenance partnership, and showed him all the roads which need resurfacing works or have drainage issues.
They are hoping the village will be prioritised for improvements during the new financial year.
Mrs Brock told the Herald: “It’s been a positive week in terms of getting things done for the roads in Comrie.
“I was delighted to find out from Transerv that the yellow lines will be repainted by the end of March. This is something I have been fighting for and which will make a real difference to parking here.”
Mrs Brock last month called for immediate action to repaint the lines along the A85, claiming an accident could be caused as drivers are unable to see them properly – and that the situation often leads to illegal parking, which locals claim goes unchecked as traffic wardens feel unable to book drivers because the lines are so faded.
She said: “It infuriates me and I’m amazed there hasn’t been an accident because people are parking on double yellow lines near where the lollipop lady crosses children over the road, which is really dangerous.”
Mrs Brock went on to appeal to local people to seize the opportunity to make Comrie safer once work is carried out.
“At the moment, some people are just parking anywhere – on corners, near junctions and even on pavements. It is common sense not to park in such places and I hope motorists will take the opportunity to make Comrie a safer place once the lines are sorted out,” she added.
On the roads issue, Mrs Brock continued: “We had a positive meeting with Stuart D’All and showed him all the `hotspots’ in the village – we took him around to see all the potholes and the roads needing drainage and resurfacing.
“We feel that Comrie has been neglected for a while and the flooding last year has left the roads in a bit of a mess.”
A Perth and Kinross Council spokesperson said the meeting had proved useful and, since then, work has been carried out to clean a number of road gullies while repairs on a street light have been arranged for this week.
She added: “A number of the defects will be addressed through routine maintenance operations over the next few weeks and areas of patching will be incorporated into the programme currently being drawn up for the area, to be carried out in the spring and summer months.
“There are additionally some areas in need of resurfacing and these will be undertaken in line with the overall works programme for the council area.”