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Highland Council consultation to lower speed limit outside Inverness school Milton of Leys Primary for safety reasons

By Alan Shields

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Milton of Leys Primary School.
Milton of Leys Primary School.

The Highland Council is seeking community feedback on a proposal to introduce a part time 20mph speed limit outside of Milton of Leys Primary School, as a part of the local authority's Safer Routes to Schools project.

Chair of the Economy and Infrastructure Committee, councillor Ken Gowans said: “The Safer Routes to Schools project is an excellent and essential body of work which aims to improve child safety and save lives.

"The introduction of this traffic calming feature will help to reduce vehicle speeds at the school gate when children are making their way to and from school.

"I would encourage community members to engage with the council in the process if they would like their feedback to be considered by the Road Safety Team during this period of consultation.”

The council is proposing to reduce the speed limit to 20mph on Milton of Leys Road on a stretch of road commencing before and including its junction with Macaskill Drive to a point before its junction with Redwood Avenue at the beginning and end of the school day.

"Additionally, the proposed order is seeking to introduce a 20mph speed limit on multiple roads in Balvonie Braes."

Police area commander for Inverness Chief Inspector Judy Hill said: “Police Scotland is committed to improving safety on the roads across the Highlands.

"We continue to work closely with the local authority on all matters of road safety and officers routinely carry out speed checks to enforce speed limits.

“We welcome any plans which aim to improve road safety on our roads and we will continue to carry out enforcement action when needed."

Documents on the consultation can be found on the council’s website here or by emailing road.safety@highland.gov.uk.

A copy of the documents can be accessed at the Inverness Service Point, Inverness Town House, Castle Street, Inverness IV1 1JJ during normal opening hours from June 18 to July 25.

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