10:21 Sunday 02 February 2014

Work finally set to start on speed problem street

Written byROB SMYTH

26/07/13 Councillor celebrates road improvements in Winshill - Outside the Winshill co-op on the junction Mill Hill Lane and Church Hill street, WinshillCounty councillor Conor Wileman has seen success in getting road improvements done in Winshill and wo 26/07/13 Councillor celebrates road improvements in Winshill - Outside the Winshill co-op on the junction Mill Hill Lane and Church Hill street, WinshillCounty councillor Conor Wileman has seen success in getting road improvements done in Winshill and wo

A DATE for work to tackle speeding and parking problems on an accident-plagued road in Burton has been announced.

Conor Wileman, who represents Burton Tower division on Staffordshire County Council, revealed that improvement work will begin today in Malvern Street, in Stapenhill.

Junction narrowing will be undertaken with a new grass area and oak bollards put into place to try and improve the situation for nearby residents.

Councillor Wileman said: “Malvern Street has significant problems with speeding and parking.

“For many years residents have rightly raised concerns and are frustrated by inaction.

“I am pleased that work is planned to start today.

“The work will considerably narrow the junction, slowing vehicles entering Malvern Street from Spring Terrace Road while also improving the visual aspect of the junction with a grassed area and oak bollards.

“Staffordshire County Council and I are aware of further parking issues too but this is the start, focusing on the safety of the road for vehicles and pedestrians.”

Councillor Wileman is also pushing for roads in and around Alexandra Road, in Brizlincote Valley, to become 20mph zones in a bid to stop people speeding close to the nearby schools.

He told the Mail: “In terms of Alexandra Road, it and other roads that feed into it will be become 20mph zones.

“This is because of the proximity to a school and it is my priority to ensure the safety of our schoolchildren.

“Further, the yellow lines that exist will become fully enforceable.

“I couldn’t believe there were any double yellow lines that were not enforceable.

“This scheme will remind drivers of their responsibilities to drive carefully around schools whilst also keeping speed down for local residents.

“In terms of Malvern Street, parking issues in the street are far more controversial so I want to talk with residents on creating pull-in places.”

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