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Road safety survey recommends pedestrian crossing at A96 east of Elgin

By Ewan Malcolm

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Transport Scotland has confirmed that the installation of a controlled crossing for pedestrians and cyclists has been recommended at the A96 east of Elgin.

A new pedestrian crossing has been recommended for the A96 east of Elgin.
A new pedestrian crossing has been recommended for the A96 east of Elgin.

The recommendation comes following a road safety survey which was conducted in June which included a section of the A96 between Reiket Lane roundabout along to the Moycroft Road roundabout.

Richard Lochhead MSP raised concerns with Transport Scotland on behalf of pedestrians and cyclists about the dangers of crossing the road near Reiket Lane roundabout.

Mr Lochhead said: "In recent years I’ve had an increasing number of constituents get in touch to raise concerns about the safety of pedestrians and cyclists crossing the A96 near the KFC roundabout.

"I think the popularity of the cycle path between Elgin and Lhanbryde has led to an increase in the number of pedestrians and cyclists crossing the busy road and it is right that Transport Scotland has reviewed the current situation to look at what can be done to make that crossing safer.

"I'm sure that those who travel on foot or by bike will welcome the recommendation to install a controlled crossing in the area and to carry out safety improvements more widely on this stretch of the A96.

"There's more work to be done around traffic modelling and looking at the impact on traffic flow before work can progress, however, I hope that those with concerns will be reassured that Transport Scotland is taking the safety of pedestrians and cyclists on the A96 seriously."

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