Traffic problems for Newton to be eased

Measures are set to be introduced to ease traffic problems in Newton.

The opening of the new Forth Crossing is expected to bring increased traffic through the village, with a range of measures put forward to lessen possible impact.

Following a public hearing, a modified scheme proposed by the Reporter is now set to be adopted by West Lothian Council. This will involve revised restrictions on waiting and loading on the east side of Duddingston Terrace, as well previous plans for ‘dragon’s teeth’ road markings at each entrance to the village, traffic lights at the junction of Duddingston Terrace and the A904 and the relocation of bus stops. There are plans to create three short stay parking spaces on the A904 (Main Street).

West Lothian councillor Tom Conn, said: “I’m pleased to see that proposals to help deal with increased traffic in Newton are going ahead.

‘‘It’s important we take appropriate action to deal with the issue, and its impact on the community and businesses. I’m sure the recommendation of the Reporter will be welcomed by the majority of residents.”