South Lanarkshire Council to repair primary school speed limit signs after 'server malfunction'

The repairs should be completed in May -Credit:BPM
The repairs should be completed in May -Credit:BPM

South Lanarkshire Council are having to repair part-time 20mph speed limit signs outside of half of all schools that have them across the region due to a "server malfunction".

The local authority has been in discussions with its contractor over fixing the 20mph speed limit signs outside of 28 schools - the part-time 20mph signs are positioned at 50 out of 125 of South Lanarkshire Primary Schools.

Faults in the signs have come from "communication issues" and a "server malfunction".

The repairs are underway and are expected to be completed in May.

Outside of West Coats Primary in Cambuslang, Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP Michael Shanks said: "We have been working with the council on these for a few weeks now because these signs outside of schools needs fixed due to a server malfunction.

"I am delighted that we are making some progress and the repairs should be done by May, so we can get these important safety signs back up and running."

A South Lanarkshire Council spokesperson said: "Communication issues are affecting a number of part-time 20mph signs.

"We have been liaising with our contractor who has upgraded their systems and hope to have the signs operational in May.

"The contractor is currently working to fix the problem which has affected around half of the schools with the signs."

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