‘Temporary’ traffic lights give Lendalfoot villagers a headache

The traffic lights in Lendalfoot which have angered residents.
The traffic lights in Lendalfoot which have angered residents.

Villagers in Lendalfoot have been questioning the purpose of traffic lights on the A77 near to the village which were described as temporary.

The lights which have been there for almost all of 2015 have bewildered residents and others who have been made to stop at them.

The cones aren’t even on the main road and they are only covering part of the junction.

Residents also claim that their vision on coming out of the village is impaired by them.

It is believed that the lights have been set up ahead of repairing a barrier which was dented by a lorry a remarkable eight years ago.

Scotland Transerv insisted that the work to replace the barrier will commence by the middle of this month with the traffic lights being removed on completion of the work.

A spokesperson for Scotland TranServ said: “Temporary traffic lights are in place on the A77 at Lendalfoot in advance of safety barrier replacement works.

“The installation of this will commence by mid-April with traffic lights being removed on completion.”

Meanwhile, Transport Scotland have submitted plans for a 30mph speed limit which would cover Girvan from north to south.

The limit would start as you enter Girvan at the ShallochPark roundabout and stretch up to the Girvan Community Hospital at the outskirts of the town.

The plans can be viewed for free at the Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street until April 29.