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Traffic calming works set to be installed outside school


By David Porter

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Work on a main road next to Kintore Primary School to instal traffic calming measures is set to go ahead in the coming weeks.

Councillor Glen Reid, who instigated moves to have measures installed last August, received confirmation that works are set to be completed before November.

He said: "Over the past year, I have repeatedly written and chased up the hard fought and won traffic calming outside Kintore School.

"I have recently received an apology from the Director of Infrastructure Services for the delay in progressing the scheme, but can now confirm that the amended design, which will take two weeks to construct, should be completed by November 6."

At a meeting of the Infrastructure Services Committee back in August 2019, proposals were made for making the part time 20 mph zone permanent.

While a vote which fell along party lines meant that the scheme to make it permanent was rejected, a compromise was achieved to have the necessary physical barriers such as raised junctions and a raised crossing were approved

As Mr Reid noted: "There will be some people who may not like what they see as an inconvenience, but in my opinion, a small inconvenience for 300 metres is worth it when saving lives."



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