LOCAL COUNCILLOR WELCOMES PLAN FOR ACTION AT LOCKERBIE “ROUNDABOUT”
Local Labour Councillor Graeme Tait has welcomed the news that road markings will be reintroduced at the High Street and Bridge Street junction in Lockerbie.
The Annandale North Councillor had raised concerns with the Council’s Roads Department about “near misses” after drivers were using the war memorial as a roundabout following the removal of the white lines when regeneration and resurfacing work was carried out.
The council agreed to carry out a road safety audit, and the results revealed today have recommended the re-introduction of the white lines. It is intended that the markings will be replaced later this week, weather permitting.
Councillor Graeme Tait said, “I’m pleased that the council carried out this safety audit after I raised concerns about the number of near misses at the war memorial and they now plan to reinstate the white lines. I can understand why they were removed when the resurfacing work was carried out and it certainly looks better but at the end of the day, safety is paramount. The reintroduction of the white lines will assist traffic in the area and ensure that the positive impact of the recent investment is maintained for the local community and visitors when using the town centre”.