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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Ardgour and Acharacle 30mph Limits Speed Restriction Orders Approved  

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Lochaber Area Committee agreed to the extension of the 30mph speed limit east of Ardgour village, Acharacle – Salen and at the north end of Moss/Blain.

Lochaber Area Committee Chair, Cllr Kate Willis said:

“The extension of the 30mph speed limit at both Ardgour and Acharacle are a result a community lead request, substantiated by the traffic survey data.

“With more people opting to use active travel around the village areas it is right that the speed limit reflects the change in use and volume of pedestrians to enhance the safety for all.” 

Due to the Ardgour village expansion more pedestrian and cyclist traffic are using this section of road.

A traffic survey was carried out and results confirmed that the extension to the existing limit falls within the guidelines.

The Highland Council roads team are supportive of extending the 30mph at both locations.

Plan in Appendix 1 shows extended area in blue and the results below:

A861 Ardvullin

  • traffic travelling southbound to ferry
  • average mean speed was 22.7mph
  • traffic travelling northbound from ferry
  • average mean speed was 25.5mph

A861 at the church

  • traffic travelling southbound to the ferry from the church
  • average mean speed was 30.4mph
  • traffic Travelling northbound from the ferry to the church
  • average mean speed was 25.5mph

The village at Salen has expanded quite substantially south since the original Order was implemented in 1994, resulting in more local/tourist pedestrian and cyclist traffic using this section of road. The same applies at the north end of Acharacle – Moss/Blain where school pupils use the route to cycle/walk to school.

Plan in Appendix 2 indicates the extended area in blue and results below:

B8007 Salen

  • traffic travelling from A861 junction to Salen.
  • average mean speed was 28.8mph
  •  traffic travelling towards A861 junction from Sale.
  • average mean speed was 28.8mph

A861 Acharacle

  • traffic travelling from Sheilfoot to Acharacle
  • average mean speed was 27.7mph
  • traffic travelling from Acharacle to Sheilfoot
  • average mean speed was 27.1mp

The full report can be found here

The funding resources for implementation of both 30mph extensions will be met from the area revenue signs budget.

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