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Traffic problem in village tackled

ACTION PLAN: community activist Jim Neill and Councillor Stewart MacDonald are pictured at the road HGV vehicles regularly travel through.

ACTION PLAN: community activist Jim Neill and Councillor Stewart MacDonald are pictured at the road HGV vehicles regularly travel through.

AN ACTION plan to deal with a high level of HGV traffic passing through a village will be put into place.

Traffic calming measures will be introduced in Twechar to cope with HGV vehicles using the village as a shortcut between the A803 Kilsyth Road and the M80.

The route became popular for lorries after the bridge on Gavell Road was strengthened removing a weight restriction, and now over 3,000 vehicles a week use the road, according to an East Dunbartonshire Council survey.

Kirkintilloch East and Twechar councillor Stewart MacDonald, alongside community activist Jim Neill, fought for the traffic calming measures to be introduced.

He said: “While the lorries may be travelling within the 30mph speed limit, a fully laden tipper truck negotiating a 90 degree bend at the base of a hill outside a primary school presents a terrifying sight. And this is happening constantly.”

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