‘Full report’ pledge on bridge problems

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A TEAM of engineers and road safety experts have agreed to try and solve problems on Albert Bridge.

Representatives from road network operator BEAR and traffic organisation Transport Scotland met with local officials this week to discuss congestion and pedestrian safety on the bridge – with issues including poor line markings and the replacement of bollards at the Sandbed side, receiving a positive response.

And although the community council’s suggestion for an outside walkway was dismissed, chairman John Hope stated: “It was a very good meeting. They did understand our concerns, especially at the far end where several people on the pavement have had their sleeves brushed by lorries. And although they explained there’s not a lot of space, they are going to give us a full written report.”

Councillor Stuart Marshall added: “It was an excellent meeting and both BEAR and Transport Scotland recognised the issues we face. We await now on their official, and hopefully, very swift, detailed response.”