Consultation status: closed 1 February 2017
We are proposing to:
- Remove left hand slip lane from Great North road on to Alderman Drive.
- Reconstruct footpath in place of slip lane.
- Relocate broken yellow lines (BYLs) from old slip lane.
- Green current cycle boxes.
- Remove pram crossing and replace with footpath.
- Add pedestrian crossing and belisha beacons over the left hand slip lane of Great North Road heading North.
- Install new pram crossing across Alderman Drive.
Why changes are required
This is part of the town centre improvement program, pedestrian services need to be improved and this proposal with facilitate this.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- Suggestion that the pedestrian crossing on the left hand slip lane of Great North Road towards Henderson Valley Road should be on a raised table. We have already looked into this option, however, a raised table can’t be fitted into that corner due to the small size of the traffic island.
- Suggestion that the slip lane between Great North Road and Henderson Valley Road should be removed completely. Removing the slip lane at the corner of Great North Road/Henderson Valley Road will create additional congestion and will increase pedestrian crossing distance. Therefore, we propose to remove the north-west slip lane, where the visibility is poor. The southern slip lane has adequate visibility and it is in a lower speed environment hence a zebra crossing is considered to be more appropriate at this location.
- Request that signage in the area be improved. During the detailed design stage we will look at all signage in the area and make any necessary improvements.
We expect to introduce this work by June 2018, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.