Some changes to be introduced to improve road safety and traffic flow

A number of new or amended Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to prohibit waiting, loading and unloading and to promote a new one way street were approved at today’s (Tuesday 13 September) Cabinet meeting.

Cllr John McMillan, Cabinet Member for Environment, Economic Development and Tourism said: “East Lothian Council works closely with representatives of local communities and businesses across the county who may express concerns about a range of travel related issues. The new or amended TROs approved today are a number measures aimed at improving or enhancing the free movement of traffic whilst supporting other road users and have resulted from community approaches.“

New TROs introduced include:

  • The introduction of no waiting restrictions at access to Farmer Autocare, Market Street, Musselburgh
  • Two new disabled parking bays for use by blue badge holders only by St Michael’s Church, Musselburgh
  • Introduction of no waiting restrictions along the west side of Bush Street, Musselburgh to improve the free flow of traffic
  • Move Bus Stop markings on Tranent High Street further east and move single yellow line to other side of relocated bus stop markings to allow public service vehicles to fully access bus box
  • Introduction of no waiting restrictions at St Baldreds Road/St Baldreds Crescent, North Berwick junction in interests of road safety
  • Create one way road on Beveridge Row, Belhaven, southbound from the A1087 Edinburgh Road to junction with Bayview Circus

Cllr McMillan added: “Over time traffic flows and patterns can change and these new TROs reflect requests from local communities and businesses to introduce measures that will help address safety concerns and encourage greater accessibility to our town centres.”

Published: Tuesday, 27th September 2022