Speed Management and Road Safety Issues
SCC Highways have discussed several options for the pedestrian improvements at Bredfield Road. One option looked at an island at the start of Bredfield Road with a gap for pedestrians, but Highways feared the school children and others wouldn’t use it because of the amount of traffic at this spot. Therefore, the preferred solution is shown in image 1. Please note that this is a proposed design and has not been finalised or agreed and at this point it is not confirmed as deliverable. Councillors are asked to give their comments on the proposal.
The design team needs to obtain underground utility service details and any cost implications if these are affected. Then the designers need to finalise a Bill of Quantities, complete drawings and carry out document checks, get an indicative works cost and complete the feasibility study and provide a report for consideration. Once this has been received a decision will be taken on how to proceed.
Wilford Bridge Road
Regarding Wilford Bridge Road and the request to extend the 30mph limit from the car park to the mini-roundabout, Highways has recent traffic speed and volume data from a permanent counter. The team will assess this data together with collision data to advise whether this request meets the speed limit policy and its criteria. If it does then Highways would look to sign the east end just west of the mini-roundabout to avoid high costs to sign all around the roundabout, but the design team would come up with the optimum position. There is no timeline on when this data assessment will take place.
Yarmouth Road/Upper Melton Terrace
Following complaints from residents of Upper Melton Terrace about speeding traffic on Yarmouth Road the police speed safety camera team have carried out a speed data survey.
The data meets the criteria to set up an amber enforcement site (aim is to visit a minimum of once per month) subject to the usual suitable site risk assessment. The residents’ complaint and data will be passed to the local SNT and Community Engagement Officer for whatever enforcement they can do.
The data recorder was placed on a sign that was 154 metres inside the limit, and from The Street direction we got 60% of traffic recorded at a prosecutable speed (35mph and above). Highest overall speed recorded was 77mph at 0537hrs, with a 74mph recorded at 1142hrs. They feel this is a very good place to set up enforcement which hopefully will start to have an effect as soon as it commences.
|Report Sheet||Combined||Channel 1||Channel 2|
|Total Number Of Vehicles||31294||14181||17110|
|Number Over Speed Limit||24281||9274||15004|
|Percentage Over Speed Limit||77.6||65.4||87.7|
|Number At Or Over NPCC||15131||4858||10271|
|Percentage At Or Over NPCC||48.4||34.3||60.0|