Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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A major upgrade of road signs and pedestrian facilities is set to take place in Sconser this month.

The £100,000 project will see the installation of new signs at the Raasay Ferry Terminal, as well as repositioning the existing signs.

A new footway and bus shelter will also be installed.

Improvements are planned to begin from Monday 16 September and are expected to take up to a month to complete.

The project will also see the replacement of the current “pedestrian ahead” signs with new electronic signs which light up with the words ‘slow down’ and flashing lights when vehicles are approaching the terminal and pedestrians are present.

The project has been designed to raise greater road user awareness of the ferry terminal and pedestrians crossing at the bus stops, to help reduce the risk of accidents in the area and improve road safety.

The A87 will remain open throughout the project, however temporary traffic lights will be required when constructing the footway and installing the new signs.

All traffic management will be removed outwith day time working hours, where possible.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “This road safety project on the A87 at Sconser will see the provision of more pedestrian facilities and improvements to the traffic signs.

"This will help to improve the safety for all road users, especially pedestrians crossing the A87 and accessing the ferry port.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience while we work on this project and we would encourage them to plan ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date information.”


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