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Highland Council confirms a road safety scheme for accident hot spot on Tower Road will be discussed with Inverness councillors in coming weeks

By Louise Glen

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The junction where Tower Road meets Culloden Road pointed out by Councillor Ken Gowans. Picture: James Mackenzie.
The junction where Tower Road meets Culloden Road pointed out by Councillor Ken Gowans. Picture: James Mackenzie.

HIGHLAND Council has said a road safety scheme for a busy traffic accident hotspot will be discussed with councillors.

After one local councillor said he believed that finance was being put ahead of public safety, on Tower Road, a spokeswoman for the local authority confirmed the matter was being dealt with, and funding was in place to carry out the work required.

Last week it was reported that children would need to walk to school along the route without a lollypop person due to staff sickness.

A road safety scheme, including new traffic lights, is due to come before councillors for discussion.

A spokeswoman for Highland Council said: "A Road Safety Scheme for the B9006 is being developed for which funding has been secured.

"Plans, which include proposed signalisation of the B9006/Tower Road junction, are currently being designed and will be presented to members shortly.”

Councillor Ken Gowan, Inverness South ward, said: "Last weekend there was another bad crash at the Tower Road/Culloden Road B9006 junction.

"This is another of many such accidents and I have been asking for seven years for traffic lights and road calming measure on the stretch of road.

"One the years there has been reticence from he council to spend the money to make this junction safer. I have written to senior council offers, yet again, demanding this move forward at pace.

"I will not be taking no for answer, to safeguard the community."

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