Changes to road after outcry from the public
Work has started on the removal of chicanes on Hamilton’s Sherry Drive.
South Lanarkshire Council ordered the removal of the“hated”chicanes and bollards after complaints from residents.
Following a review and public consultation, the traffic-calming measure will now be replaced with a part-time mandatory 20mph speed limit over the front of St Mark’s Primary School, and a further two vehicle-activated signs downhill from the school.
There will also be a hatched area with coloured surfacing over the length of Sherry Drive, from Nevis Avenue to Stewart Avenue.
Work started earlier this month, with carriageway surfacing expected to begin on October 13, and work on the road markings from October 22.
As previously reported in the Advertiser, the council spent thousands of pounds maintaining “regularly demolished bollards”along the street.
A Freedom of Information request showed that £13,000 had been spent replacing or repairing 46 bollards along the road over the past decade.
Fed-up residents also slammed the measures as“dangerous”and “poorly implemented”, and called for their removal.