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TR16/22 A4026 Blake Street, Puffin Crossing

 

Notice

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Provision of Puffin Crossing

A4026 Blake Street, Little Aston

Notice is hereby given that Staffordshire County Council in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 propose to provide a Puffin Crossing at A4026 Blake Street, Little Aston – located approximately 25 metres west of its junction with Station Approach.

Documents may be examined during office hours at 1 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH and during opening hours at Shenstone Library,  Main Street, Shenstone, Staffordshire

If you wish to comment on the proposal you should send them in writing to: Strategic Asset and Network Management, Highways, 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH or via e-mail to: trafficregulationorderobjections@staffordshire.gov.uk quoting reference HoCPS/TM/TR16/22

22 July 2022

John Tradewell, Director of Corporate Services,

1 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH

 

Statement of Reasons

This proposal is required to improve road safety and provide a crossing facility for pedestrians and vulnerable users on Blake Street, near the junction with Station Approach.

The scheme has been developed following community concern raised via County Councillor David Smith. Traffic surveys undertaken on Blake Street have shown there is pedestrian demand to cross from north to south (and vice versa), at the junction with Station Approach.

There are currently no safe crossing facilities, nor is there a footpath on the south side of Blake Street, meaning pedestrians must cross and walk in live carriageway onto Station Approach. This demand is due to the nearby Blake Street train station, which is situated on the east side of Station Approach. This demand is anticipated to increase in the future due to HS2.

The road has a speed limit of 40mph and therefore a puffin crossing is considered, through assessment, to be the most appropriate solution.

 

Engineers Plan (1416 KB)

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