Proposals under way to make Langlands Road one-way

Councillors Stuart Marshall, Zandra Ellior and Alastair Cranston at Langlands Road, which could be made into a one-way street
Councillors Stuart Marshall, Zandra Ellior and Alastair Cranston at Langlands Road, which could be made into a one-way street
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Langlands Road is being considered for a one-way system.

The move follows concerns expressed by local residents regarding speeding drivers and an increase in heavy goods vehicles.

The road, which runs behind the Hawick Community Hospital between Wilton Dean and the A7, is increasingly being used as a thoroughfare for traffic.

Local councillor Stuart Marshall told the Hawick News: “Some residents are complaining about the speeds in this area, as well as heavy goods vehicles trying to negotiate their way along this narrow stretch.

“Councillors Zandra Elliot, Alastair Cranston and myself are working closely with Scottish Borders Council’s roads officials in order to explore all options to make the area much safer for everyone, including the option of a one-way system.”

As part of the proposal, Hawick and Denholm councillors carried out a survey of the Langlands Road/Rosalee Brae area of the town last Friday.

Councillor Marshall said: “The purpose was in response to several complaints and concerns from residents regarding the increase in traffic on Langlands Road.”

Questionnaires were hand delivered to local residents in the Langlands Road area last Friday.

Public feedback is essential in order to form a proposal, so councillors are urging residents to respond as quickly as possible in order to have their say.

Councillor Marshall stressed: “The information that will be gathered from the questionnaire will hopefully prove beneficial in our efforts to try and improve the situation.”

Once the survey has been carried out, councillors are hoping to meet to discuss the next stage.

“A meeting of residents will hopefully follow the result of the survey, when officers from Scottish Borders Council can outline some proposals,” added Councillor Marshall