Work starts on road safety scheme

Published: Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Work has started on a scheme to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians on a country lane in Stoke-on-Trent.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is carrying out the work on a section of Colclough Lane and Birchenwood Road following concerns from residents over speeding.

The safety scheme, part of the council’s capital programme of investment across the city, involves:

  •          Installing four flat-top speed humps;
  •          SLOW markings being painted on red surfacing at either end of the stretch of road;
  •          Repainting of existing road markings;
  •          Cutting back verges to improve visibility for motorists.

The safety measures were agreed following a review of comments received during a public consultation. The work started on Monday and will take around five days to complete.

A city council spokesman said: “Road safety is one of our top priorities and an issue we take very seriously. After receiving concerns from people about the speed of traffic on this road, we have listened carefully, analysed accident data and then carried out a traffic survey, and the findings backed up what people were telling us.

“We’ve taken all the views received during the consultation into account. The measures we are introducing should slow down traffic, making the road safer for everyone.”

Due to the narrowness of the road, it will be necessary to fully close sections of Colclough Lane and Birchenwood Road to traffic between 9.30am and 4pm for the duration of the works. Access to properties will be maintained and a diversion will be in place.

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