Friday, 31 March 2017

Local highway schemes funding approved

A number of local highway and transport schemes were among those approved for 2017/18 at a South Glos committee meeting on Wednesday:
  • Next phase of the Yate Spur cycle route – £150k of funding is confirmed for 17/18, with the remaining £400k to complete the work in 2018/19 to be confirmed following a funding bid submission.
  • 30mph limit and other changes on the B4058 Bristol Road between the Winterbourne boundary and Perrinpit Road
  • Three pairs of dropped kerbs in Frampton Cotterell - Lower Stone Close/Upper Stone Close, Goose Green/ Ryecoft Road and Woodend Road/Brockeridge
  • Northbound cycle lane on A432 at Cuckoo Lane
  • 20mph speed limit on Ram Hill
  • Improvements to bus stops at Bridge Farm, Bristol Road, Iron Acton
  • Waiting restrictions review at Emerald Green Business Park
  • Amendments to existing 7.5t weight limit on Gibbs Lane, Codrington
  • Resurfacing the road and upgrading the traffic lights at the B4058 Bristol Road junctions with Latteridge Road and Wotton Road.
A number of waiting restrictions around schools are still to be completed. Claire Young has chased up those for the Manor School and has been told it will be another 11 weeks before they are advertised.

An investigation of an accident cluster site at Kendleshire Crossroads was carried forward from the current year. Highways officials will also be investigating:
  • a cycle path from Henfield Crossroads to the Science Park
  • the installation of a traffic island on Bristol Road near Court Road
  • the transport issues raised in the Frampton Cotterell Parish Plan, including speed of traffic, HGVs, pavement parking and cycle improvements
Much of the above work is being funded from money specifically given to the council by the Government for transport schemes, so it cannot be spent on other things.The council also gets funding from developers to deal with the impact of new development on transport. In our area this includes:
  • parking restrictions around the new Sainsbury's by the Badminton Arms, Coalpit Heath - thank you to everyone who submitted reports and photos of the problems caused by lorries
  • 20mph limit on Wylington Road, The Meads, Frampton Cotterell
Latteridge Road, Iron Acton will be resurfaced and Westerleigh Road, Codrington will have surface dressing carried out.

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