Sanderson Avenue speeding issue

Since being elected in July, Councillor Bonnar has been working hard on his campaign promises and we are now at a situation where he can bring you up to date on the issue of speeding motorists on Sanderson avenue, Fallside.

Steven has been vigorous in his attempts to have North Lanarkshire Council install speed bumps or traffic calming in the area, this has resulted in investigations from the council and analysis carried out by Police Scotland. Presently the council don’t feel that bumps are a requirement at this stage due to the financial implications and other information gained from the statistical analysis.

However, the Councillor has been pushing for further investigation and the Road Safety team have identified the poor surface and lack of road markings on the road. Steven has been in talks with the relevant bodies and is now delighted to inform and they have scheduled the whole of McCulloch Avenue to be resurfaced with work commencing in October and “20’s Plenty” signs on either end as well as proper painted junctions on the roads at McCulloch Avenue and Alexander Avenue to both assist drivers and pedestrians and ultimately make the roads safer. These will be put in place after the resurfacing works are finished.

Steven also urges that any incidents of excessive speeding in the area is reported to Police Scotland, as it is this data along with other factors that determines the level of need for such traffic calming measures as bumps to be installed.

We hope the residents of this area are happy with this progress in the area of road safety and Steven will be happy to receive any feedback or concerns on this matter from the residents of the area whether that be via a surgery, online, or in the passing.