Monday, 8 July 2013

Tackling speeding on Billy Row and in Stanley Crook

A number of residents have expressed serious concerns about speeding motorists in Billy Row and Stanley Crook - and as a Dad I couldn't agree more.

Since being elected I'm been looking into possible steps to tackle this problem.

This issue is a police priority -  and the police have advised me that they have commenced and will continue with the Community Speed Watch activities in the area.
  
In terms of what the council can do to support these activites, the Department of Transport does not recommend physical traffic calming measures on 'A' and 'B' class roads. As the roads running through Stanley Crook and Billy Row are both been ‘B’ class roads we cannot provide physical forms traffic calming.



Our Highways team have, however, drawn up for me a series of other recommendations for actions they can take.


These recommendations are as follows:

  • Enhancing the gateways into Stanley Crook - with new SLOW signs in red on the road surface with yellow rumbles on either side.
  • Recovering the Road Markings through Stanley Crook and down Billy Row Bank,
  • Install new SLOW signs on a RED background on Billy Row bank.
Before committing to this course of action I'd really like to hear what local people think, so please do get in touch via john.hart@durham.gov.uk if you have any thoughts.

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