Colin Beattie MSP has expressed his delight as work on the first A68 crossing located near the community centre in Pathhead began on Monday 24 October.
The A68 Focus Group which is chaired by Mr Beattie worked with key stakeholder Transport Scotland to secure funding for two controlled crossing points within Pathhead subject to community agreement.
There have been two residential surveys which sought the opinion of the local community to determine the best location for the two crossings. It was agreed that outside the community centre and the top of Roman Camp were the most suitable options.
The crossings will make the A68 safer for both road users and pedestrians.
Local MSP and A68 Chair, Colin Beattie commented:
“I am pleased to see work start on the first crossing on the A68 in Pathhead.
“The A68 through Pathhead has long been in need of improvements and is the local road which connects families, friends and communities.
“Community engagement has been key throughout the process of determining the location of the crossings. These crossings will not only make it safer for all in the community but address the wider concerns regarding road safety, speeding and access to community facilities.
“I would like to thank residents of Pathhead, the Tynewater Community Council, Transport Scotland and all involved in the A68 Focus Group for their support in making this happen.”
Information on the works can be found at: https://www.traffic.gov.scot/travel-news/projects-and-events/new-pedestrian-crossing-a68-pathhead
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