Following safety concerns, Transport Scotland have confirmed to Kate Forbes MSP that they will be lowering the speed limit on part of one of the Highland’s busiest trunk roads.
The MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch took up the fight after meeting with community campaigners from Invergarry, which the A82 goes through.
Residents were growing increasingly worried at the speed of vehicles travelling in the village, but the current 50mph limit will now be dropped to 40mph on account of these concerns.
Kate Forbes MSP said: This is a significant win for the local community, some of whom have been campaigning for some time.
“Last year, I invited representatives of Transport Scotland to Invergarry to meet the Community Council.
“Standing there at the side of the road, it is very clear that cars approach the corner at great speed and it is of concern and worry to residents and pedestrians.
“I am absolutely delighted that Transport Scotland have confirmed their intention to lower the speed limit to 40mph on a permanent basis.
“This is a brilliant result, and I am pleased that after a lot of meetings and correspondence the speed limit will be lowered.”