Coun­cil ap­peal

Rutherglen Reformer - - Speed Limits - Dou­glas Dickie

Res­i­dents in Fern­hill, Blair­beth and High Burn­side are be­ing asked for their views on pro­pos­als to lower the speed limit on streets to 20mph.

The Re­former re­ported last month that South La­nark­shire Coun­cil was con­sid­er­ing im­ple­ment­ing a re­duced limit after the open­ing of the Cathkin Re­lief Road.

A con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod has now started and will last un­til June 30 for res­i­dents to have their say.

Sixty-four roads could be af­fected if the plan goes ahead, in­clud­ing Fern­hill Road.

Head of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s roads and trans­porta­tion ser­vices, Gor­don Mackay, pre­vi­ously told the Re­former: “As part of the Cathkin Re­lief Road project a num­ber of com­ple­men­tary works have been con­sid­ered and one of these pro­poses 20mph speed lim­its on var­i­ous res­i­den­tial streets in the High Burn­side and Fern­hill ar­eas.

“The statu­tory process to pro­mote a traf­fic regulation or­der has be­gun and it is an­tic­i­pated that it will be for­mally ad­ver­tised in the Ruther­glen Re­former later this month.

“Should the process be com­pleted with no ob­jec­tions be­ing raised then the or­der will be pro­moted and sign­ing in place later this fi­nan­cial year.

“These mea­sures are ob­vi­ously in­tended to re­duce ve­hi­cle speeds in res­i­den­tial ar­eas and thus im­prove road safety.”

How­ever, some res­i­dents have ques­tioned how the new limit would be po­liced.

The traf­fic or­der is avail­able to view at the coun­cil Q and A at 27 Cam­bus­lang Main Street as well as Mon­trose House in Hamil­ton and East Kil­bride Q and A.

Any­one want­ing to ob­ject to the pro­posal can write to head of roads and trans­porta­tion ser­vices, Mon­trose House, 154 Mon­trose Cres­cent, Hamil­ton, ML3 6LB.

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