Turnberry residents’ speed limit call

Adam Ingram with some of the Turnberry residents
Adam Ingram with some of the Turnberry residents

Residents of Turnberry are campaigning for a reduction in the speed limit on the A77 through the village.

Carrick MSP Adam Ingram joined some of the residents on Friday to see some of the problems around the Stepend junction in the village.

Both the MSP and the local community council are backing the calls for a reduction from 40mph to 30mph.

Local residents say the junctions in the village with the A77 road are becoming increasingly dangerous because of increased traffic and speeds.

Resident Gordon Caldwell said: “The junction between the A77 and Drumndow Road has just becoming increasingly dangerous. There’s been an increase in lorry traffic and it’s a blind corner. Every time you come out of this junction you take a leap of faith and hope you are alright.”

Keen walkers Elma McGregor and Pat Gray said they found it difficult to cross the A77 in Turnberry and said it was dangerous because of the speed of the traffic.

Adam Ingram said: “I am more than happy to make representations on the residents’ behalf. I am looking at bringing Traffic Scotland officials down here to discuss what’s possible in terms of improved traffic management.”