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HGV drivers experiencing problems in Forfar

By: Deborah Bates
21 April 2011

HGV drivers trying to navigate a narrow street in Forfar have been experiencing problems, which the local authority looks set to solve.

According to the Forfar Dispatch, the problems have been encountered at Manor Street, at the junction approaching Castle Street.

Labelled a "bottle-neck" junction, the area has stopped many lorries getting through in the past - leaving them forced to reverse all the way down the street.

Now, local members of the infrastructure services committee have decided to meet, proposing a permanent restriction be put in place regarding the maximum size of vehicles allowed through the spot. This could really help out people in driving jobs trying to navigate the town's roads.

The local director of infrastructure, Eric Lowson, made the proposition in an official report to the committee. In it, he claimed: "Councillors are being asked to agree to the promotion of a traffic regulation order restricting the length of vehicles permitted to use a section of Manor Street, Forfar."

"Manor Street links Craig O'Loch Road with Castle Street, and is generally quite narrow, particularly near its junction with Castle Street. This makes turning movement...very difficult for large vehicles."

If the committee agrees with Lowson's proposal, it could cost the local authority some £4,500 to implement, according to The Kirriemuir Herald.

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