Improvements proposed on Haxby Road

12 Feb 2013 @ 5.15 pm
| News

Issued by City of York Council

Improved road markings and signs on Haxby Road, New Earswick could be introduced to help reduce the number of accidents near to the mini roundabout at the junction with Link Road.

City of York Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability, Cllr Dave Merrett has today (12 February) agreed that there will be improved signs and road markings on Haxby Road and Link Road to make the road layout clearer.

The improvements have been designed to reduce the number of accidents in an area which is deemed an “accident cluster site”. Improvements will see more visible warning signs and additional road markings on Haxby Road which are proposed to guide drivers away from the kerb line and segregate cyclists from other vehicles where they emerge from the existing cycle bypass.

The scheme also includes cycle symbols to remind drivers to look out for cyclists and vegetation will also be cut back to make the street lighting more effective.

Councillor Dave Merrett, Cabinet Member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability said: “”It is crucial that we reduce the number and severity of accidents around the mini-roundabout on Haxby Road. The improved road markings and signs should benefit both drivers and cyclists on Haxby Road.””

The scheme would be funded through the Safety Scheme block of the transport programme for 2012/13 and could be finished by the end of the financial year. The improvements will cost approximately £8,000, less than the £10,000 initially budgeted for.

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