Sunday, August 10, 2014

Station Brae once again shows its wet, wet, wet potential

Badly needed resurfacing work finally went ahead at the Lochloy junction on the A96 this weekend and according to official information this was scheduled for overnight operation, so  what then is causing  tailbacks as far as Delnies on the western approach to the town? Many frustrated drivers looked for other ways into town. This meant very busy traffic at the railway bridge on the Cawdor Road. Downpours also caused the usual floods at this busy pinch point. The dangerous spot was a key factor in the South Nairn planning appeal and the objectors focused on the amount of traffic and potential dangers here. Whether South Nairn goes ahead or not it looks like there is still a major problem with flooding under the bridge and that will have to be tackled sooner rather than later. 

The Scottish Government’s DPEA appeals department set a target date of August 16th for determining the appeal so perhaps we will know the result next week? 

6 comments:

Spurtle said...

No sign of resurfacing taking place during the worst of the gridlock today, nor Thursday , when it was even worse.....

Likely that the traffic light pixies have been doing there stuff again & perhaps we are seeing the consequences of the gradual development of the Lochloy Road ends retail complex.

Folk trying to get into the car park there, to avail themselves of an underground butty, are doing nothing to improve the already horrendous traffic situation...

It's a pity that those responsible for rubber stamping planning applications don't seem capable of joining the dots for long enough to discover that the picture being revealed is of sh*t, hitting a fan.....

Graisg said...

Chill Spurtle, a bypass is coming, "Don't worry about a thing, 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right"

Spurtle said...

Aye right....

& I bet those three little birds are bloody seagulls.... :)

Anonymous said...

I thought the resurfacing work was supposed to be done after 6pm?

Graisg said...

Yes anon and Spurtle, we assumed initially that the delays must have been caused by roadworks but when we went for a look the roadway was clear apart from a few cones on the pavement. A BEAR fan was parked in the Lochloy co-op car park however. It must just have been the lights again then?

william mckechnie said...

get rid of lochloy lights and install a roundabout,i,m sure it would alleviate the problem