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By Marc McLean, local democracy reporter
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Roads chiefs speed up roll out of traffic calming measures

ROADS chiefs are moving quickly to slow down busy traffic and improve safety across Dumfries and Galloway.

The 20mph speed limit programme to be rolled out to every school in the area is now 60 per cent complete.

Councillors are now being asked to green light speed limit reviews of timber and HGV transport routes, along with refreshing 20 mph road markings in Dumfries town centre.

An update on traffic calming measures features in a report due to be tabled at the council’s communities committee next Tuesday.

It states: “Further to the 20mph speed limit in Dumfries town centre in September 2022, we previously reported to Nithsdale area committee that we may also consider the possibility of extending out the speed limit area if this temporary scheme is deemed to be successful and there is public support.

“Therefore, upon completion of the schools programme, we intend to commence a review into potential expansions/extensions of the town centre area, to consider residential and business areas of Dumfries deemed to be appropriate for 20mph speed limits.

“Stranraer and Annan recently received temporary blanket 20mph speed limits.

“To date, general feedback has been positive as we progress the committee approved programme in alignment with recent guidance from Transport Scotland on determining ‘appropriate’ roads to receive 20mph speed limits.”

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