RMBC Road Safety Schemes

Work on 19 new Neighbourhood Road Safety schemes across Rotherham has been approved by the Council’s Cabinet.

 

Roads

Work on 19 new Neighbourhood Road Safety schemes across Rotherham has been approved by the Council’s Cabinet.

A variety of safety measures were agreed at a meeting on 21st December, including interactive speed signs, parking measures and the installation of Billy and Belinda Bollards.
 
These will be the second set of projects funded by the Council’s £450,000 Neighbourhood Road Safety Scheme programme, a three year capital scheme to provide smaller scale road safety improvements in areas identified by the public.
 
The 19 projects being progressed are:

  • Anston and Woodsetts - Woodsetts Road, Lakeland Drive, Main Street, Penny Piece Lane, Crowgate, West Street and Sheffield Road - Portable Vehicle Activated Sign / Speed indicator sign for Crowgate
  • Dinnington - Swinston Hill Road, Monksbridge Road, Todwick Road - Portable Vehicle Activated Sign
  • Dinnington - School Road, Laughton-enle-Morthen - Minor scheme to include road marking alterations, introduction of a splitter island and red carriageway surfacing
  • Hellaby - Addison Road -Portable Vehicle Activated Sign and footway link / footway improvement to shops
  • Hellaby - A631 Bawtry Road - Signing and / or lining improvements to address motorists going against the one-way system. Travellers Inn to Bentley Road
  • Holderness - Aughton Mews - Anti-verge parking measures, such as wooden posts
  • Hoober - Pontefract Road, Packman Road and Rotherham Road - Portable Vehicle Activated Sign
  • Keppel - Oaks Lane / A629 Wortley Road - Red surfacing, Vehicle Activated Sign, lining and signing improvements
  • Maltby - A631 Tickhill Road - Signing and lining improvements
  • Rotherham West - Meadowbank Road outside Jet Station  - Wooden posts in verge outside Jet filling station
  • Rother Vale - Long Lane, Treeton - Signing and lining improvements
  • Rotherham East - Middle Lane South, Doncaster Road at Mushroom Roundabout) and Western Avenue - Measures to address speeding
  • Sitwell - Whiston Junior and Infant School - Billy and Belinda Bollards
  • Sitwell - Whiston Worrygoose School - Billy and Belinda Bollards
  • Wales - Prior Mede, Carver Close, Woodall Lane, Union Street, Sycamore Avenue and Walesmoor Avenue - Pedestrian dropped crossing
  • Wath - Campsall Field Road - Dropped Kerbs, Frail and disabled pedestrian signing/ slow markings and portable Vehicle Activated Sign
  • Wickersley - Sycamore Avenue Signage warning drivers of a school ahead - Road Markings and tactile surface.
  • Wickersley - Fleming Way - School ahead warning signage in addition to measures introduced 
  • Wingfield - Roughwood Road (Between Wingfield Road & School) - Measures to address speeding 

Councillor Emma Hoddinott, Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety, said: “We set up this fund to respond to community concerns about road safety, that wouldn't be met by ever reducing funds from central government.  Often a simple, minor improvement can provide the solution – which our Neighbourhood Road Safety Schemes are intended to provide – and can make a huge difference to all road users.”

 

The projects were put forward for funding from the Neighbourhood Road Safety Scheme by councillors on behalf of their local communities during a six month consultation earlier this year. All were assessed against a criteria including environmental impact, regeneration, mode of travel (eg walking or cycling), social disadvantage, safety and maintaining infrastructure.