Speed limit bid goes to public
A council proposal to install 12 new speed bumps on a Dumfries road will go to public consultation today.
Lochside residents will have the opportunity to air their thoughts on plans for the Carrick Road speed bumps and the introduction of a 20mph speed limit throughout the area.
The speed restriction is part of a national scheme and is to be piloted on a number of roads in Lochside.
The proposals have come ahead of next year’s opening of the new North West Campus school.
Councillor Graham Bell claims the plans have not met with universal support.
He said: “The plans to put 12 speed cushions on Carrick Road, starting from Deegan Court, have concerned a few residents.
“It is my duty to represent those residents and to have this voted down.
“There have been accidents and minor injuries throughout area but none on Carrick Road, where the current recorded average speed of a vehicle is under 25mph.
“The proposal is now open to public consultation and I want to hear what the people of Lochside have to say.
“I fully support that we need speed cushions and speed restrictions around schools.
But rolling out a 20mph speed restriction throughout this community is unnecessary.”
Additional developments will include installing a speed bump on Osborne Drive, Osborne Crescent, Alloway Road, Dunlop Road and two on Lochside Road.
The plans can be viewed at Lochside Library on Lochside Road
on Tuesdays between noon and 7pm, Wednesdays between 10am and 5pm and Saturdays between 10.30am and 12.30pm.
They can also be viewed at Kirkbank House, English Road, Dumfries, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. The consultation closing date is Friday, October 13.
Concerns North West Councillor Graham Bell