Rural road to be monitored for speed

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COUNCIL officials have agreed to monitor the speed of traffic on the Appletreehall to Courthill Road.

Following a meeting organised by Councillor Stuart Marshall, roads officers have lent their support in tackling concerns raised that the road is an accident waiting to happen.

Safety fears about the country stretch have also been expressed by Burnfoot Community Council as well as residents and farmers, and local member Mr Marshall says he welcomes the council’s backing. “From fast motorists, to livestock being moved, horses being exercised, pedestrians, cyclists and joggers, this road definitely has the lot,” he said.

He added: “I am delighted with how the meeting went and that SBC are going to arrange a speed-monitoring exercise both in the morning and at night.”

The white lines on the road are also going to be refreshed, including the crosssroads junction with Appletreehall itself. And the officials agreed to erect horse warning signs.