Saturday, 11 June 2011

New traffic calming scheme in Berry Brow

Junction of Park Lane and Hangingstone Rd, Berry Brow
OK after a run of Beer Festival stories back onto other local issues. After years of campaigning by Councillors and local people it looks like we will finally have some traffic calming coming on Hangingstone Road, Robin Hood Hill and the bottom of Park Lane at Berry Brow. It will be ramps going in rather than humps or chicanes. The work is due to commence in August following the replacement of a gas main which will close the road for a week or so. There's been good consultation with local people with well attended meetings at the Golden Fleece to discuss options.

The road is frequently used as a rat run for traffic seeking to save a few yards in Woodhead Rd when there's traffic queueing and it makes the road, which is quite narrow in parts hazardous. It's great because we've finally got this sorted after many years of knocking this issue backwards and forwards with Kirklees Highways.

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