A series of changes to one of the city's busiest roundabouts are being proposed to improve safety.
Plans to make changes to Smallthorne roundabout are out for consultation, aimed at improving visibility and traffic flow.
The changes proposed include:
• Extending the Sneyd Hill central island to extend visibility along Hanley Road.
• The addition of overrun areas on both the major islands.
• Change of lane priority on Hanley Road to make left lane “turn left only” to Sneyd Hill, with offside lane for straight ahead and right turn only.
• Removal of currently under used approach lane on Hanley Road to allow space to pass at bus stop and preventing queuing back to the roundabout.
Councillor Ruth Rosenau, cabinet member for regeneration, planning and transportation, said: “Smallthorne roundabout has become an accident hotspot in recent years – there were 69 recorded accidents there between 2006 and 2010.
“The changes we’re proposing aren’t huge, but we hope they will have a significant effect on how traffic moves through the roundabout, and help reduce accidents.”
To view the proposed changes and to give your opinions, visit www.stoke.gov.uk/consultation.
For all media enquiries contact Phil Bowers in the Communications Department at Stoke-on-Trent City Council on 01782 232017.