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CUMBERNAULD and Kilsyth SNP MSP, Jamie Hepburn, has welcomed the lifting of speed restrictions on the M80 Stepps to Haggs, saying it will "ease congestion."
The 40mph speed limit was lifted in the early hours of last Saturday (July 23rd), on the northbound carriageway, with sections of the southbound carriageway still limited.
However, planning wasn't all sunshine and roses. The removal of the limit was delayed after heavy rain pushed back plans to line the road, meaning that the restrictions remained in place for an extra day.
Local MSP, Jamie Hepburn has said that the removal of these restrictions is "a visible demonstration of progress with the work associated with upgrading the M80."
Commenting, Jamie told Cumbernauldnl.info: “I welcome the lifting of speed restrictions on the M80. This is good news for the communities and businesses of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. This move will ease congestion, reduce peak journey times and benefit local communities who have been living with the road-works for a long time.”
“I recognise that there have been concerns about the chosen route for the M80, much of which I understand and consider valid. However, we are where we are, and I think that most people will welcome the lifting of these speed restrictions.”
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