No changes made at bridge

Councillor Gillian Owen at the Mill of Foveran bridge
Councillor Gillian Owen at the Mill of Foveran bridge

A local councillor has said she is “extremely disappointed” to find that concerns she raised regarding speeding on a new road have not been addressed.

Ellon & District councillor Gillian Owen first raised the issue of speeding on the new bridge at Mill of Foveran last July.

Residents had voiced concerns that the new road would become a dangerous rat run for speeding traffic.

However 12 months on, cllr Owen paid a visit to local residents in the area on Sunday, July 8, to see what had been done about the situation.

Cllr Owen said: “The road is currently closed except for access, but during my visit I was appalled at the number of cars driving along it at dangerous high speeds.

“Parts of the road are pot hole ridden which is possibly why the road is closed.

“I raised these issues a year ago and it would appear that nothing has been done, consequently I am raising them again.

“I can assure my constituents that I will be making sure that their concerns are addressed as a matter of urgency.”

Cllr Owen added: “This road is a typical country road and I’m concerned that as you come over the bridge it narrows significantly, and I have asked for Priority Signage to be installed to act as a warning to drivers.

“I would also make a plea to drivers using this road that they need to drive with care and consideration.”