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More 20mph speed zones for Highlands


By Andrew Dixon

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20mph signage being made.
20mph signage being made.

A Transport Scotland and Bear Scotland project prioritising active travel and road safety begins today.

They are introducing more 20mph speed limits in towns and villages along the north west’s trunk road network.

This will involve the installation of new 20mph signage and the removal of existing 30mph signage and road markings, to encourage compliance with the new speed limits.

In a bid to reduce disruption, these activities have been scheduled between 7pm and midnight. The noisiest operations will be carried out as early in the evening as possible.

The project is schedule is:

  • Today: A82 Fort Augustus and A82 Drumnadrochit
  • Tomorrow: A830 Mallaig
  • Wednesday: A87 Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Thursday: A9 Scrabster Harbour, A9 Helmsdale and A99 Wick
  • Friday: A835 Contin

Temporary traffic lights will be in place and access will be maintained for local residents and businesses throughout the project.

Bear Scotland’s north west representative Ian Stewart said: “We are committed to working closely with the community to ensure the success of this important initiative. The introduction of 20mph speed limits reflects our ongoing dedication to improving road safety and fostering vibrant, active communities across the north west.”


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