Posted on Tuesday 1st December 2020
Glascote Road, Tamworth
Highways improvements and traffic calming measures are being planned for a busy Tamworth road.
Staffordshire County Council’s Highways teams are proposing safety improvements on the B5000 Glascote Road between the Marlborough Way and Ankerdrive roundabouts in Tamworth.
The work will include the installation of traffic calming measures, including speed cushions along the stretch of road between both roundabouts, as well as improvements to part of the cycleway.
Work is expected to start in early 2021 and residents and businesses will be able to comment on the proposals in the next few weeks.
The measures follow a series of accidents on the road over recent years and the scheme would help to re-enforce the existing 30MPH speed limit and encourage good driver behaviour.
David Williams, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways at Staffordshire County Council explained that keeping Staffordshire’s roads safe remains a top priority for the Council. Targeted investment in road improvements helps the county’s network continue to be amongst the safest in the country.
“Glascote Road is a well-used section of road and unfortunately over the years we’ve seen a number of accidents. We feel the measures we’re proposing will make a real difference to road safety in the area and hope to share the proposals with people very soon.”
Cllr Jeremy Oates added:
“As the local member I am very concerned about the accident record on this section of road which is amongst the highest in the county.
“Reducing the number of accidents remains our priority and over the last few months I’ve been working closely with our highways team to try and come up with a solution.”