Traffic lights cause complaints

TEMOPORARY LIGHTS: The lights have caused commuters to complain to the council and have resulted in delays to and from Fraserburgh
TEMOPORARY LIGHTS: The lights have caused commuters to complain to the council and have resulted in delays to and from Fraserburgh

Commuters and residents alike have complained about the temporary traffic lights at Philorth just north of Muir Road.

The traffic lights were put up while inspection and assessment works took place as the road was becoming cracked and could have become dangerous.

Councillor Iain Tait has received many complaints from constituents regarding the traffic lights. He said:

“I have received a lot of complaints about the fact that no work semed to be taking place.

“The problem was that the road on the seaward side was subsiding and I reported the problem to Transport Scotland who then instructed Bear Scotland to look at the problem.

“I have spoken to Transport Scotland and they have now instructed remedial works to improve drainage and reinstate the fallen kerbing. I am told these works will start from Tuesday November 8 and will take about a week to complete.”

Local resident Oriette Stubbs from Cortes travels the road every day. She said she is concerned is concerned about the safety of commuters:

“These lights have been there for weeks now, with no sign of any work being carried out. They are right on a bend and mean that, should an emergency services vehicle need to get in to or out of the Broch they would be risking life and limb if they were to “jump” the lights as they would be straight in to head on traffic.”

Cllr Tait concluded:

“I agree with my constituents that the lights have been a nuisance and so things should be back to normal soon.”