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Work to begin next week to make Lossie junction safer for pedestrians and cyclists

Press release   •   Oct 09, 2019 10:01 BST

IMPROVEMENT works to make a busy junction in Lossiemouth safer for cyclists and pedestrians begin next week.

Living Streets identified the junction of School Brae and Clifton Road as a barrier to children walking to school, following a study carried out in 2017 with the input of the two primary schools and secondary school in the town.

Moray Council, working with Sustrans, has designed a cycle-friendly traffic light junction, with pedestrian crossings included.

The cul-de-sac at Coulardbank Road will be opened up to cyclists to allow them to avoid the main junction, and the pavement on the north side of Clifton Road, from the steps to School Brae, will also be widened.

Chair of Moray Council's Economic Development & Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Graham Leadbitter, said: “The safety of our residents is paramount, and our experienced road traffic engineers have been working hard to design an improved junction to make it easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists to make their way around Lossiemouth, opening up more opportunities for active travel.

“Funding for these improvements has been committed for some time, so I’m pleased to see the works under way.”

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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