Speed-calming measures could be introduced along a busy Muirkirk Road.

Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA), on behalf of East Ayrshire Council, are currently looking into the prospect of installing speed bumps along Glasgow Road.

Potential plans would see five speed bumps be installed along the road, from its junction with the A70 Main Street, up towards Muirkirk Cemetery.

At the moment, ARA are in a design phase of the project, with a public consultation set to follow, although no date has been set for this.

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Speed restrictions along this road is something that many in the community have been calling for, for a long time.

One nearby resident said: "It's about time that something was done about this road.

"There are always cars and lorries flying up and down that road and doing well over 30mph.

"It's the old cliché, but I thought it would take somebody to get seriously hurt before something was done.

"The Main Street could be doing with them as well, but it's a good start".

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It's believed that other areas of Muirkirk are also being assessed for similar measures.

An Ayrshire Roads Alliance spokesperson said: "The Ayrshire Roads Alliance is currently at the design stage for proposals to install a total of five speed cushions on Glasgow Road, Muirkirk.

"Currently there is no available information on our website regarding these proposals as we have yet to promote the Road Humps Notice.

"As part of the Road Humps Notice, a public consultation will last for 28 days giving the public the chance to raise any objections they may have to the proposed plans.

"Once the public consultation has been concluded and no objections are received, we will progress with our proposals to install the speed cushions."