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County Councillor Helen Fisher

Plans for road safety scheme set to go on display in community

Plans for a road safety scheme on a main road in Newcastle will go on community display next week.

Work to improve safety along Bradwell Lane in the north of the town is scheduled to begin in the autumn and will take around 10 weeks.

A public display will be held at Bradwell Lodge, Bradwell Lane ST5 8PS, on Thursday June 14 from 3pm to 6pm, where members of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions.

Along the road a series if speed reduction measures will be installed including speed cushions, markings to narrow the road and parking bays widened 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 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.

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 are 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 wanted people to be able to view the final plans ahead of the work starting and to give them the opportunity to ask the project team any questions.”