Roads to get speed bumps

SPEED bumps are to be installed on two busy roads in a bid to get motorists to slow down.

Plans to introduce seven road humps on Bencloich Road, in Lennoxtown, and two on Gartshore Road, in Kirkintilloch, have been given the green light by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Calls for the introduction of speed bumps on Gartshore Road began after concerns were raised about children crossing to get to and from Gartconner and St Agatha’s primary schools.

Meanwhile, moves to install traffic calming measures on Bencloich Road have been welcomed by Campsie Community Council.

The road has a 30mph speed limit and a number of pedestrians have also been injured in accidents over recent years.

A community council spokesperson said: “We are absolutely delighted that traffic calming measures are being installed.

“Residents have been calling out for speed bumps for a number of years and, hopefully, it will prevent accidents in that area.

“It has been a problem for a considerable time and we’re delighted speed bumps are now going to be put in place.”

Campsie councillor John Dempsey also welcomed the road safety move.

He said: “Over many years there have been a number of accidents on Bencloich Road, including a fatality.

“Surveys carried out by the roads department have justified the need for these speed bumps and I am delighted.”

A report to East Dunbartonshire Council’s development and infrastructure committee said it was considered necessary to install the speed bumps on Bencloich Road in the interests of road safety

Work on installing the speed bumps on Gartshore Road will begin before March 2012.