Aberdeenshire Council are to undertake a review of the traffic calming measures on the A937 through Marykirk after a North East MSP, Mike Rumbles, raised his concerns about dangerous driving in the village.
Mr Rumbles wrote to the Chief Executive of the council on behalf of concerned residents who reported that many vehicles, including HGVs, break the speed limit while driving through the village on the way to and from the A90 trunk road. Residents also told Mr Rumbles that the narrow width of the road often forces larger vehicles to mount the curb, damaging the pavement and putting pedestrians at risk.
Mr Rumbles said: “I’m pleased that the council have decided to take immediate action to assess the situation in Marykirk. The last traffic report on the main street was carried out in 2014 and in that time our local Aberdeenshire roads have only become busier and busier.
“The Head of Roads for Aberdeenshire Council has confirmed to me that the traffic study should be completed by January and that he will contact me again as soon as that has been carried out. I look forward to reading his recommendations in the new year.”