The Scottish Ministers give notice that they propose to make the above speed limit Order under section 84(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 which will have the effect of imposing a 40mph speed limit on that length of the A6091/A7 Melrose - Galashiels - Carlisle Trunk Road at Galalaw, Hawick, from a point 100 metres or thereby north of Galalaw Roundabout to a point 320 metres or thereby south of its junction with Guthrie Drive, at the existing 30mph speed gateway, a distance of 1 kilometre or thereby.
Full details of the proposal are contained in the Order which, together with a plan showing the length of road involved, and a statement of the Scottish Ministers’ reasons for proposing to make the Order, may be examined free of charge during normal business hours from 28 March 2018 until 30 April 2018 at the offices of Transport Scotland, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow, G4 0HF and Hawick Contact Centre, High Street, Hawick, TD9 9EF.
Any person wishing to object to the proposed Order should send details of the grounds for objection in writing to the Director of Trunk Road and Bus Operations, c/o Scott Danks, Transport Scotland, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow, G4 0HF quoting reference A7/SE/SD by 30 April 2018.
J. J. MORAN
A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers
58 Port Dundas Road
Glasgow G4 0HF
Statement of reasons
The Scottish Ministers aim to promote the safe and efficient use of the roads for which they are responsible.
Following concerns from the local community group and the provision of uncontrolled pedestrian crossing facility, the Scottish Ministers are satisfied that the speed limit should be reduced to 40mph in the interests of road safety and will be appropriate for the environment in line with the function and nature of the road.