To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive.
The report considers a proposal to advertise the Traffic Regulation Order associated with each scheme within the A34 Improvement Plan.
The Area Committee is requested to consider the contents of the report and recommend that the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration approves the proposed measures and the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders contained in Appendix B and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order can be made.
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A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) considering a proposal to advertise the Traffic Regulation Order associated with each scheme within the A34 Improvement Plan.
The following comments were made/issues raised:-
· Members supported the objective to minimise the impact of the construction, noting the lessons learned from construction at Stanley Green roundabout and the impact that this had on traffic levels.
· Members questioned why a pedestrian crossing was not planned for the arm of the roundabout leading to Eden Park Road. In response, it was noted that a crossing would be available across the A34 to Wilmslow Road with links from North and South onto Eden Park Road.
· Members asked who the proposed construction would be advertised to. In response it was noted that the proposals would be advertised on the Council’s website and in the local newspapers, however the consultation process would be limited. Members were invited to provide feedback on which local areas they felt should be consulted.
· Members questioned why yellow lines were proposed for roads such as Bloomfield Close. In response it was stated that these proposals only applied within 10 yards of junctions and to prevent parking in bike lanes.
· Members raised concerns in relation to the timing of traffic lights at Stanley Green roundabout when approaching from the West and the potential danger to vehicles stopping in the centre of the roundabout. It was commented that this could be revisited in conjunction with Urban Traffic Control.
RESOLVED – That the proposed measures and legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders in Appendix B to the report be referred to the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration with no recommendation.