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A96 ELGIN

From : 6th August 2018

To : 31st August 2018

Posted : 30th July 2018

New signalised pedestrian crossing to be installed on A96 in Elgin

A96 South College Street, Elgin

Works begin Monday 6 August

 

A new project which will help improve road safety on the A96 through Elgin is set to get underway next week which will involve the installation of a new signalised pedestrian crossing.  

The new signalised toucan crossing will be in place of the uncontrolled crossing point at Institution Road, allowing cyclists and pedestrians to safely cross the A96 at this busy location and helping to improve road safety.  As well as the installation of the new traffic signals, works to improve the local cycling links will also be carried out.

The improvements will get underway from Monday 6 August and will take up to four weeks to complete.  Works will take place during the daytime in off-peak hours between 9.30am and 3.30pm, with no works taking place during the weekends except during the first week of the project.

To allow the works to take place safely, temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A96 at South College Street during these hours.  Temporary footway diversions will also be in place for pedestrian safety during the works.

Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “Safety is a top priority for both BEAR Scotland and Transport Scotland and this scheme is part of our commitment to improving pedestrian facilities on the trunk road network.

“The new controlled crossing facility in Elgin will allow users to safely cross the A96 and encourage walking and cycling as a mode of transport. The crossing will be of particular benefit to local children as schools are situated close to the location where the crossing shall be installed.

“We’re carrying out the project during off-peak hours to minimise the impact to motorists, however, we encourage road users to plan their journey in advance and allow some extra journey time.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org,  on twitter at @trafficscotland or on the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.  

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