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Council installs temporary barrier in an effort to prevent junction issues near Foveran

By David Porter

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A catalogue of driving incidents at Craigie near Foveran which locals believe are due to the remodelling of the road to accommodate the AWPR has lead to temporary measures being taken by Aberdeenshire Council in an effort to cut down on the risk of a serious accident.

Work has seen the creation of a T-junction which drivers are ignoring despite the directional signs or warnings of a Give Way junction ahead

As a result a number of cars have ended up in the field opposite the Stop sign.

Local councillor Gillian Owen said, “A resident spoke with me and provided photos and videos some of which were really scary.

"He asked for action and even provided suggestions on how this could be addressed.

"Having taken this to roads officers they said that - On the basis that these accidents are happening at night I think drivers get an impression that the road continues straight ahead beyond the junction, with this in mind we intend to place some red/white plastic water filled barriers on the verge across from the junction.

She continued: "As you can see this gives a visual deterrent, and as the barriers are plastic and filled with water, they will not cause any major damage to a vehicle if they do overshoot the junction.”

“Since the barriers have been installed the number of vehicles that have overshot the junction has reduced which is positive but in some respects it’s sad that this type of measure has had to be installed when you consider the number of signs in place from coming off the AWPR enroute to Craigie.”

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