Puffin Crossing to Be Installed in Thurlby
- Lincolnshire County Council plans to install a £100,000 Puffin crossing in Thurlby.
- The crossing will be located on the A15, close to the Horseshoe Public House.
- It is being installed in response to concerns about safety in the area.
- There was one accident in the area in the last three years.
- The crossing is expected to cost around £90,000.
- The Planning and Regulation Committee will be asked to approve the plans on Monday.
Other Safety Measures to Be Considered
- Councillors will also be asked to approve a number of other measures to improve safety in the area.
- These include new parking restrictions on three Grantham Roads.
- Further waiting restrictions and limited waiting bays in Pinchbeck.
- A reduction of the speed limit on Broadgate, in Sutton St Edmund.
New Parking Restrictions on Three Grantham Roads
- The council is proposing to introduce new waiting restrictions and bus stop clear ways on Gonerby Road, Gonerby Hill Foot and Stephenson Avenue.
- The restrictions are being introduced in response to concerns about on street parking and heavy traffic flows.
- Three objections have been received from local residents.
- The council said there is “alternative parking opportunity” on several nearby roads.
- Blue badge holders can park on the restrictions for up to three hours.
Further Waiting Restrictions and Limited Waiting Bays in Pinchbeck
- Councillors had previously considered the matter in May 2022.
- They had deferred a decision while they waited to see if a change of business owner along the road would have an impact.
- Officers will, however, tell councillors that the parking issues were “still evident”.
- Although the objections from nearby residents still stand, officers say the new measures will control persistent long-term parking and ensure access to local businesses is maintained.
Reduction of the Speed Limit on Broadgate, in Sutton St Edmund
- Councillors will also be asked to consider a reduction of the speed limit on Broadgate, in Sutton St Edmund, from 40mph to 30mph.
- It follows a request from a local member and surveys at the site show mean speeds along the road at between 34-36mph.
- The council is taking a number of steps to improve safety in the area.
- These include installing a new Puffin crossing, introducing new parking restrictions and reducing the speed limit on some roads.
- The measures are expected to make the area safer for pedestrians and drivers.