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Is there a 20mph zone coming to your hometown? Find out here as Highland Council forges ahead with 115 new twenty is plenty zones

By Scott Maclennan

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Councillors previously approved new speed limits across the region through the scheme.
Councillors previously approved new speed limits across the region through the scheme.

Highland Council has added one site to a new project that will see 20 mph zones introduced to what is now 115 areas across the region.

The list of areas due to get 20mph zones has also been confirmed and to find out if anywhere near you is getting the new speed limit you just have to click here and search while more information can be found here.

The local authority said that progress continues on the major changes which are being funded by Transport Scotland because the council was willing to adopt the proposals early.

That will include arrangements to carry out speed surveys after the new limits become active to evaluate their effectiveness and inform decision making on the design and permanency of the reduced limits.

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All that speed data will be published on the webpage so the public can access all the information during the consultation as will site plans, information on the extent of schemes and temporary traffic orders will also be available on the webpage.

Positive engagement continues between the Council and Transport Scotland with regards to Trunk Road inclusion in the project through a number of Highland settlements.

Chair of the Economy and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Ken Gowans said: “Work is ongoing at pace to deliver this ambitious project which will benefit Highland communities.

“The scheme will improve road safety through simplifying speed limits for drivers, reducing perceptions of road danger, encouraging people to walk and wheel, and create more pleasant towns, villages and neighbourhoods by providing a more equitable environment for all road users.

“Transport Scotland has approved all 115 settlements we put forward and all details of the sites are now available on our website.”

He added: “I’d like to thank our small but very dedicated Road Safety Team for all their hard work. To do a roll out on this scale is unprecedented. I look forward to seeing work start on the ground.”

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