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Plans 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.

Behind the 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 shopping area.

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.

The executive 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.

Stagecoach Western have promised to contribute around 80,000 towards the cost of three new, low-floor buses for the enhanced town service.

 
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