Traffic calming aims to end road chaos

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A CAMPAIGN is being launched calling for traffic calming measures in a North Lanarkshire village.

Residents are being invited to a public meeting in Moodiesburn this Wednesday (March 27) to talk about traffic problems, particularly in Glenmanor Avenue.

They say the busy road is reduced to one lane and is an accident waiting to happen.

A petition will be launched at the meeting, which has been organised by Moodiesburn Community Development Trust.

Willie Doolan, chairman of the trust, said: “We don’t have any traffic calming measures in Moodiesburn and it’s long overdue. It’s an accident waiting to happen.

“Something needs to be done, particularly at the area of the shops and the school. You have buses, residents, parents, and delivery lorries all parking. It causes congestion and reduces the road to one lane.

“We did a survey of 1,000 people in the community and one of the big issues was the lack of traffic calming in the area.”

The meeting takes place in the Pivot Centre from 7pm.

Mr Doolan added: “We’re hoping to get a big response from people in the community and for them to come and voice their opinion.

“We have the support of schools, councillors, the MP and MSP.”

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