Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Councillors to consider plans to combat speeding in north-east village

Councillor Martin Ford, at Hillbrae Way, Newmachar, where there is a 'severe' speeding problem
Councillor Martin Ford, at Hillbrae Way, Newmachar, where there is a 'severe' speeding problem

A zebra crossing could be installed to combat speeding in a north-east village.

Newmachar residents have been calling for measures to encourage motorists to slow down on the 30mph Corseduick Road and Hillbrae Way for a number of years.

As far back as summer 2016, monitoring studies by the local authority revealed the average speed of drivers on both routes was in excess of 40mph.

Fresh calls made to curb ‘severe’ speeding problem on north-east road

A further study was due to take place last February, but was never carried out.

East Garioch councillor Martin Ford brought the issue back to the table earlier this year, in an effort to finally find a resolution.

Now officers have prepared a list of options for both roads, including installing a zebra crossing or narrowing carriageways.

Officers have suggested a crossing could be put in place at the Newmachar Scout and Guides Hall to slow oncoming traffic down.

However, a proper assessment would need to be carried out as other traffic calming measures would also be needed. A further study would carried out externally later this year.

Another proposal the report has put forward is the installation of a speed indicator device, commonly-used electronic signs which tell motorists how fast they are going and also record the number of passing vehicles.

If this is approved it would be put in place within the next two months.

Meanwhile, a similar device could also be installed on Corseduick Road.

An alternative proposal in the report would be for the road width to be reduced which would force cars to slow down and give way to oncoming traffic.

Mr Ford said he was pleased that a potential solution was now on the horizon.

He said: “I have been frustrated by the length of time it has taken to get firm proposals for traffic calming at these two locations hence my lodging of a member promoted issue last year.

“Whilst the report next week does not go so far as to finalise proposals, it will allow the area committee to discuss these different options, so this is progress.

“I do however, want to see action from the council as soon as possible.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]