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Traffic calming measures - Culloden Road, Balloch

Issued: 18 Aug 2010

Motorists and pedestrians are being advised by The Highland Council that work begins on Monday 23 August to introduce a series of traffic calming measures on Culloden Road, Balloch.

The works - which are expected to last for around eight to ten weeks - will see the installation of various measures which are aimed to reduce driver speed and increase pedestrian safety. The works will include:

  • introduction of gateway features at the top and bottom of Culloden Road;
  • re-line school/community centre car park to rationalise parking, including the provision of disabled bays;
  • a chicane/priority give-way adjacent to the vets;
  • carriageway width reductions between the chicane and the existing mini-roundabout at Braeside Park and between the Braeside Park junction and Forest Drive junction.
  • junction/crossing improvements at Torris Road/Culloden Road and at Cherry Park/Barn Church Road; and
  • reversal of the priority give-way at the Railway Bridge.

The traffic calming scheme has been developed in partnership between Balloch Primary School Parent Council and The Highland Council's TEC Services Road Safety Team.

Funding for the £41,000 project has been secured from The Scottish Government Safe Routes to Schools which supports healthy and sustainable school travel; Highland Council's Culloden and Ardersier Ward Discretionary Budget; and the Council's Education, Culture and Sport and TEC Services.

Prior to the start of the school term a raised table area was installed outside the village shop at the Culloden Road / Cherry park junction which aims to reduce traffic speed at the pedestrian crossing.

The aims of the project are to reduce traffic speed, improve pedestrian safety and encourage more children to walk or cycle to school, which has long term benefits for the health of the whole community.

© 2010 Highland Public Services Partnership.
Project part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) within the INTERREG IIIB Northern Periphery Programme