Speed limit bid goes to pub­lic

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS - Amanda Craw­ford

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

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