A further seven new measures have been identified as part of the Neighbourhood Road Safety schemes across Rotherham.
The projects, which will be presented to the Council’s Cabinet on 19th July, include the installation of speed signs, road humps and carriageway resurfacing to include speed restricting road markings.
Subject to approval, these will be the third set of works 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 seven projects being progressed now meet the scheme’s criteria but are still subject to statutory consultations and legal process. Work on delivery these projects is expected to take place during 2021/2022. They are:
- Duke of Norfolk estate, Moorgate - 20mph speed limit signage, red carriageway surfacing and 20mph roundels
- Boston Castle Grove, Moorgate - 20mph speed limit signage and road humps
- Hellaby Village - 20mph speed limit signage, red carriageway surfacing and 20mph roundels
- Ravenfield Lane, Ravenfield – 50mph speed limit signage
- The Green and adjoining roads, Whiston - 20mph speed limit signage, red carriageway surfacing and 20mph roundels
- Poplar Avenue, Pingles Crescent and adjoining roads, Thrybergh - 20mph speed limit signage, red carriageway surfacing and 20mph roundels
- Ivanhoe Avenue estate, Kiveton Park - 20mph speed limit signage, red carriageway surfacing and 20mph roundels
As part of the Neighbourhood Road Safety Scheme programme there are currently 45 projects being progressed, with a further 38 already completed.
Councillor Dominic Beck, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, 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 and make a huge difference to all road users.”
“The earlier projects were put forward for funding 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.
“While carrying out site assessments a number of the locations were identified as needing further investigation, resulting in these new projects coming to light.”