We've heard suggestions to the effect that Highland Council can do nothing themselves to change the lights situation and they have to go to the table with the high heid yins of BEAR, Transport Scotland etc, etc and get a point of view across. This isn't the view held by Brian Stewart however, Brian is one of the Community Councillors from West CC and he said at the joint meeting of the westies and subbies (Suburban Community Council) on Tues night in the Academy:
"The local authority does have the power to make a temporary regulation the same as they do for a roadworks. The local authority has the power to suspend parking bays, to prescribe a detour in a road or indeed to suspend the operation of traffic lights. They might need a tick in the box from Transport Scotland to do it but Highland Council does have the opportunity or the scope to do that if they are so minded or if they can be persuaded that it is a wise thing to do. "
Well the Lochloy lights have worked better this last two weeks than they have for years...
Slightly worrying then to see a specialist traffic control contractors truck parked at Bridgemill, with men in brightly coloured jackets looking at both the road & their clipboards...
I fear the worst
They might have just been secret Subway sandwich inspectors
& more men from Siemens this afternoon.....
They work fairly well at the moment, why not just leave them alone?
Maybe Subway products are really good and the teams are just making the lights an excuse to come through to Nairn?
my problem is not with lochloy but the shambles that are albert st and seabank rd ,turn them off NOW!!!!!!!
Quote Anonymous "seabank rd ,turn them off NOW!!!!!!!" I wouldn`t turn these ones off, it`s a nightmare trying to get out of that junction @ peak times! On another note ... it`s time they re-painted the yellow boxes in Nairn as a lot of drivers ignore these as the paint is worn off, this causes lots of gridlock issues too!
@ Anonymous ... quote " seabank rd ,turn them off NOW!!!!!!!" I wouldn`t turn the Seabank lights off as it`s a nightmare getting out of that junction! On another note, all the yellow junction boxes should be repainted as a lot of drivers totally ignore them, this also adds to the overall congestion & frustration in Nairn!
We always use the lights at Seabank Road because turning right at Manse Road is impossible at most times, made worse by the fact that it sits on the crossroads, move the lights here! How do the 'get rid of lights campaigners', propose to get old folks and children across the A96? No one can cross that road without risk.
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