Jackie Baillie MSP has welcomed confirmation from Transport Scotland that a pedestrian crossing will be installed on the A82 at Argyll Avenue in Dumbarton during the next financial year.

Following an accident at the beginning of the year the lollipop crossing was removed by West Dunbartonshire Council as the crossing was deemed to be unsafe. Residents of Argyll Avenue and the surrounding streets have raised concerns about the lack of a pedestrian crossing.

The MSP has been in dialogue with Transport Scotland since the removal of the lollipop crossing to have a new pedestrian crossing installed. A survey was conducted by XXXX for Transport Scotland and they have now written to the MSP to confirm that a crossing will be installed in 2020/21.

Jackie said:

“This is welcome news from Transport Scotland and will hopefully address the concerns raised by my constituents.

“While it is disappointing that this could not have been installed in time for the new school term, a full crossing is exactly what is needed to ensure the safety of pedestrians going over the A82.

“Speeding is a serious concern on the A82 so anything that can be done to ensure the safety of pedestrians is a priority.”

David McBride, Dumbarton Councillor, said:

I delighted Transport Scotland have now agreed a Pedestrian Crossing is required for residents at Argyle Ave to cross the A82. Obviously I would have preferred this to have been introduced earlier, but I’m sure everyone who had raised their concerns with me will be glad this will be resolved next year.

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