Make Glencaple Road Safe
KELTON BANK & GLENCAPLE ROAD, DUMFRIES - PETITION FOR SAFER ROADS
We, the undersigned call for Dumfries and Galloway Council to make our road safer for pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users on the (B725) Tourist & Cyclist Route/Burns' Trail, Glencaple Road, Dumfries, especially around the Kelton Bank area.
1. Upgrade the road and drainage system on the (B725) Glencaple Road: Cut away the verges as they are taking over road space and deal with the corrosion in the parts of the road where it has resulted in less road space over the years for traffic to pass safely on both sides of the road. Renew the drainage system as it is no longer capable of performing adequately.
2. Manage the flooding problem on the roads which makes them hazardous due to the slippery mud deposits left behind.
3. Lower the speed limit from 60 mph to at least 40 mph from the boundary of Kelton Village to beyond the houses at Kelton Bank to ensure the safety of vehicular and pedestrian access onto the Glencaple Road from speeding traffic coming round the bend. There is an increasing number of articulated lorries and very large tractors accessing this road that is barely wide enough for cars to pass safely as they take up the majority of the road. To also enable safe passage on the bend to vulnerable users, both on bicycles and on foot along with traffic.
All of the above have an impact on the safety of the residents at Kelton Bank and beyond and all vulnerable road users including drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.
Please sign our petition thanks.