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County Councillor Helen Fisher

Newcastle road safety scheme works set to begin

Work to improve safety on a main road in Newcastle will begin on September 10.

The scheme works along Bradwell Lane in the north of the town will take around 10 weeks.

A series of speed reduction measures will be installed along the road including speed cushions, markings to narrow the road and parking bays widened, also to narrow the road width. An existing pedestrian crossing will also be raised. In the past five years there have been 17 collisions which have caused injuries.

Four trees will be removed to improve visibility at the junction of Clare Avenue, Arnold Grove and Bradwell Lane. While the work takes place temporary traffic lights and stop-go boards will be in use. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.

A public display was held in June with around 100 people attending and supporting the scheme.

People can find out more by visiting: www.staffordshire.gov.uk/transport/bradwelllaneimprovements

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport Helen Fisher said:

Safety on our roads is a top priority and so we were keen to carry out this scheme as soon as possible to ensure traffic speed is reduced.

We are confident these measures will make a real difference and have a positive impact on the community.

We have managed to reduce the works period by a couple of weeks to minimise disruption though would ask people to bear with us during this time.

We were very pleased so many people attended the public display and that it has overwhelming community support.”