New bridge raises concern

Councillor Gillian Owen visits the site of the new bridge with a concerned resident
Councillor Gillian Owen visits the site of the new bridge with a concerned resident

Residents of the Mill of Foveran have expressed their concerns regarding the new bridge from Foveran over the new dual carriageway.

They fear that the new bridge development will bring an increase in speeding traffic to the area.

The residents contacted Ellon & District councillor Gillian Owen, who joined them on a site visit to see the problem first hand.

Speaking after the visit, Cllr Owen commented: “Having seen for myself the new bridge, I can clearly understand why residents are concerned about this becoming a dangerous rat run for speeding traffic.

“I have taken immediate action by contacting Officers at the Council and my contact at the AWPR to draw to their attention what could become a problem once the bridge is opened.

“I’m awaiting their response and will keep all residents up to date.”

Cllr Owen continued: “The new housing estate in Foveran will create more traffic and once this bridge is open, this will be a natural route to Newburgh.

“I have asked Aberdeenshire Council to look at traffic calming measures.”

Gillian added: “We all welcome the new dual carriageway but it is important that we realise that this new road may create other issues on our country roads, and I urge residents along the route of the dual carriage who feel there may be other problems to get in contact with their local councillors.”