Work is set to begin today on safety improvements to Longton Hall Road in Stoke-on-Trent.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is carrying out the scheme in Blurton, after previously consulting with residents on the planned improvements.
The work will involve:
- Installing a raised ‘flat-top’ table and new road markings at the Longton Hall Road, Nashe Drive and Cockster Road junction to slow down traffic;
- A new zebra crossing between the junctions with Nashe Drive and Cockster Road, and additional speed bumps on Longton Hall Road. Three sets of speed bumps will be installed to the east of Cockster Road and the walkway to Milverton Place, and another two sets near to Conifer Grove and Foster Court;
- Narrowing the junctions on Nashe Drive and Cockster Road to make it easier for people to cross the road.
The work is due to start today (Monday, June 22) and is expected to take around six weeks to complete.
A road closure will be needed when the raised ‘flat-top’ table and speed bumps are installed, and signed diversions will be put in place.
The improvements are being carried out after the council carried out a safety review on the road following a tragic fatal accident.
The work is supported by local residents and the two ward councillors, Lorraine Beardmore and Shaun Bennett.
Councillor Daniel Jellyman, cabinet member for infrastructure, regeneration and heritage, said: “I’m pleased we are now at a position where work on this needed safety scheme is set to get under way.
"Road safety is one of our top priorities and any loss of life is always tragic.
"We’ve listened to the residents and worked with them through two consultations to propose these improvements which have been welcomed by the community.”