Speed limit cut on A93 stretch

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

A no­to­ri­ous stretch of an Aberdeen­shire road where eight ac­ci­dents took place over a seven-year pe­riod will be re­duced to 40mph to help im­prove safety.

Coun­cil­lors at yes­ter­day’s Marr area com­mit­tee meet­ing agreed unan­i­mously to pro­ceed with re­strict­ing speeds on the A93 Aberdeen to Ban­chory road at Mil­ton of Crathes.

The new limit will be en­forced on a stretch from the east of the junc­tion at the en­trance of Crathes Cas­tle and to the west of Mil­ton of Crathes and the Royal Dee­side Rail­way.

Speed re­duc­tion mea­sures were first pro­posed be­cause of con­cerns about the un­lit na­ture of the road and the pres­ence of bus stops on both sides.

Be­tween 2010 and 2017, there have been eight recorded ac­ci­dents on the short stretch of the A93.

Ban­chory and Mid-Dee­side coun­cil­lor Eileen Durno said: “I’m ab­so­lutely de­lighted.

“When I was first elected in 2017 one of the first emails I re­ceived was about this re­ally dan­ger­ous junc­tion.

“There have been a lot of ac­ci­dents here, and even more near misses, so I’m re­ally pleased we’ll be able to make this road safer for ev­ery­one.”

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