New pelican crossing in Rosneath

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Published Date: 

16 Dec 2016 - 16:08

This week Argyll and Bute Council’s Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee agreed to a proposal to install a pelican crossing outside the Co-op in Rosneath.

As well as the crossing, it is also proposed to install bollards to stop cars parking on the footway.

Councillor Robert G MacIntyre, Depute Policy Lead for Roads and Amenity Services, explained the thinking behind the decision:

“Argyll and Bute Council is committed to ensuring the safety of all those who use our road network; drivers and pedestrians alike.

“We had originally looked at a zebra crossing, but decided that we would upgrade it to a pelican crossing, which is an even better outcome.

“This will make it easier and safer for people to cross the road. It will also reduce the speed of traffic going through the village – something which is obviously to be welcomed.

“This is good news for Rosneath and another exciting development in the local footway network following last month’s news of funding to develop plans for a path between the caravan park and the village.”

With bollards, the crossing itself and the installation of a high friction surface on the approaches will cost around £30,000, paid for from the council’s roads maintenance budget for Helensburgh and Lomond.

It is expected that work will start in the spring.

The council will keep people updated as the project progresses.