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Consultation starts on works to ‘significantly improve’ traffic flow on busy road

Published: Monday, 4th December 2017

Residents are being asked to give their views on proposals to ‘significantly improve’ the flow of traffic on a busy city road.

A programme of works would see space for parking laybys created on Berwick Road, Sneyd Green that would help to clear the road of parked cars and improve pedestrian safety.

The works are being considered after residents had expressed concerns that parked cars had been hit and damaged by other motorists.

Ward councillor Joanne Powell-Beckett has been working with residents and the council’s highways team to draw up proposals to improve the situation.

The works would see the removal of an existing grass verge on the south western side of the road – in front of an embankment that sets housing back from the road. The space would then be used to create a parking layby.

Councillor Powell-Beckett said: “This scheme is the second phase of improvements on Berwick Road. Major engineering works have been taking place to rebuild more than 100 metres of a wall adjacent to the road. While these works were taking place, residents had raised concerns about the parking problems. To then compound these concerns there have been a number of incidents resulting in major damage to residents’ vehicles.

“The proposed parking lane will go somewhat to address these safety concerns.

“Berwick Road is a busy highway, well used by motorists. I have listened to residents, and the proposals being put forward could help to significantly improve traffic flow and safety.”

Residents can give their views on the proposals until 15 December, by contacting highways engineer Saladeer Hussain on 01782 236542,

Call the press office on 01782 232671.