Changes to road af­ter out­cry from the pub­lic

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

Sherry Drive

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