Moray Council to consult community on new speed limit proposed for Grantown road, Forres
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MORAY Council is to consult the community on a proposed reduced speed limit.
A member of the public attended a meeting of Forres Community Council calling for the currently reduced speed limit on the Grantown road - for construction work at a new housing development - to be made permanent.
He said: “Something has to be done now. I saw a lorry speeding not far from the Co-op. The 30mph signs should be permanently placed further out from the town boundary. There will be a death soon if not.”
Cllr Scott Lawrence (Forres, SNP) agreed to follow up the issue.
He said: “Breaking the speed limit is an issue at all entrances to the town. I was pleased to help along a motion to council with my SNP colleagues regarding the roll out of more 20mph zones. The siting of the temporary speed limit on the Grantown road and warning signs being blown over were raised. The introduction of a 40mph buffer zone should slow traffic down.”
There was a review of the existing Traffic Regulation Order on the A940 Grantown Road as part of the new housing development.
A council spokesperson said: “Construction works are taking place within and on the public road fronting the site. A temporary 30 mph speed limit applies. A permanent change to the Traffic Regulation Order is being prepared and will be consulted on later this year/early 2023. The proposed permanent change will be a 40mph buffer speed limit.”
Cllr Paul McBain (Forres, Conservative) added: “I’ve asked that the temporary 30mph speed limit stays until agreement has been reached.”