Date received: 03 June 2019
Signatories received: 482
Name of petitioner: Ms K Goodfellow
I refer to the petition, signed by local residents regarding a campaign for a roundabout to be constructed at the dangerous junction of the A515 at Six Roads’ End. I can advise you that receipt of the petition will be reported to Cllr Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Highways & Transport.
Engineers at the Accident Investigation Unit of Staffordshire County Council conduct annual and quarterly cluster site and route surveys with a view of identifying any clusters of personal injury collisions with similar causation factors. If a pattern of treatable collisions is identified then remedial measures, proportionate to the collision problem, will be proposed and prioritised against other locations across Staffordshire. As the budget for road safety improvements is finite, it is the sites with the greatest proven need which are treated first, and these will have a cluster of incidents with a discernible trend or pattern in the cause of each.
Following a review of the personal injury collision data for this location, there have been five personal injury collisions recorded within the most recent five years of complete data (01 July 2013 – 30 June 2018). Analysing these five collisions, a serious collision took place in 2014 whilst the remaining four collisions had a severity level of slight. Very different vehicle manoeuvres were involved in these collisions and as such no clear treatable pattern can be identified. A site visit was undertaken in 2018 and determined that the signage on all approaches was appropriate and that no further remedial measures proportionate to the collision history would be proposed.
The Council would estimate that costs to provide a roundabout scheme here would be likely to cost in the region of £750k - £1m. At this time, we are not looking to propose any schemes based on the current data we hold for this location, but the site will of course continue to be monitored.
Should you require further information regarding your petition please contact Richard Rayson on 0300 111 0800.