Dick Youngson told the meeting of the Suburban CC on Wednesday night that he wrote to Highland Council’s William Gillfinnan on the behalf of the town’s three Community Councils talking about not only the 18 tonne restriction on the White Bridge but really about the impact it is going to have on all the B-class and unclassified roads.
He said: “because none of them around Nairn are really safe roads for heavy goods vehicles let along cars doing a rat run trying to get where they want quicker.”
Dick was worried about pedestrians and cyclists that couldn’t get onto the verges to escape traffic on these roads. He stated: “our whole road system has to be reviewed.
Liz then said: “There has been a design drawn up for alternative routes for the White Bridge and that will be coming to PDI* and there will also be a report coming to Community Services which is the Roads and Transport Committee on the 5th of November. Hopefully we can move it forward and then there is another meeting scheduled for the support group for the White Bridge. So there is a lot happening in the background and there are reports being drawn up.”
Dick then said: “No matter what is drawn up all our roads are still unsafe. They are really not fit for this type of diversion or transport or use the whole lot have to be looked at again. That’s no easy task.”
*Local government jargon for Planning, Development and Infrastructure.