Friday, 2 March 2012

Have your say on Westerleigh Rd/Shorthill Rd plans

You have until 31st March to have your say on plans for safety improvements on Westerleigh Road and Shorthill Road in Westerleigh. You can view and comment on the proposals online. Don't forget to comment on those parts of the plans that you support as well as raising any concerns you might have.

The proposals include:
  • moving the downhill interactive speed sign further up Shorthill so that drivers are warned to slow down earlier
  • extending the 30mph speed limit up to the traffic lights on Shorthill and to the other side of the railway bridge on Westerleigh Road
  • a pedestrian refuge near the village hall to make it easier to cross the road and to encourage cars to slow down
  • improving the signage at the railway bridge to make drivers more aware they are entering a village
  • "dragon's teeth" road markings on the approach to the village in both directions to warn drivers to slow down
The plans also try to address some of the issues raised in the disability walkabout that took place last summer (see left). As well as the pedestrian refuge on Shorthill Road, there is a proposal to build out from the corner of the village green to enable dropped kerbs to be put in. This would enable everyone, including wheelchair users, to cross at the point where visibility is greatest.

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