Traffic light plan backed for ‘dangerous’ Moray junction

Safety concerns have been raised about the School Brae junction.
Safety concerns have been raised about the School Brae junction.

Improvements will be made to a notorious junction in a Moray town after councillors backed a package if works.

Serious concerns had been raised about the speed of traffic at the foot of School Brae in Lossiemouth.

The junction is popular with students walking to the town’s high school as well as Hythehill and St Gerardine’s primary schools.

Yesterday, the council’s economic development and infrastructure committee backed a £120,000 plan to pay for traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.

Council staff will now prepare a bid to Transport Scotland to cover the costs for the project, which has been spearheaded by Lossiemouth Community Council, with cash from charity Sustrans.

Heldon and Laich councillors John Cowe and Ryan Edwards both backed the proposals at yesterday’s meeting.

Council leader Graham Leadbitter said: “It’s good when we can levy money from other organisations. It allows us to do more with the money we have.”

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