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for Health Centre finalised
PLEAS for a
£1.8 million cash injection to boost local transport and road
safety in Stranraer have been made to the Scottish Executive.
plans are Dumfries and Galloway Council who have made a pitch
for money from the Public Transport Fund. T
hey want to
see the completion of the town centre transport plan which
includes upgrading road and footpath arrangements, traffic
calming and a blanket 20mph speed limit zone in the central
The aim is to
aid access to the town centre for vulnerable groups such as
pedestrians as well as improving road safety and traffic management.
Part of the
package also includes the development of a series of what
are known as green transport corridors linking suburban areas
to the town centre, harbour and main schools.
That would involve
dedicated pedestrian and cycle routes, easier access by improved
bus services, traffic signals and speed humps. Strong emphasis
is being placed on children's safety and the needs of people
with restricted mobility.
have been asked to partner the council by implementing long-standing
traffic-calming proposals on the A75 London Road and A77 Cairnryan
Road, both trunk routes.
have promised to contribute around £80,000 towards the cost
of three new, low-floor buses for the enhanced town service.