Friday, 18 August 2017

Ideas to improve roads

SUGGESTIONS for improving roads and tackling speeding in Woodcote are to be made to the parish council.

SUGGESTIONS for improving roads and tackling speeding in Woodcote are to be made to the parish council.

The council set up a traffic working group last year to discuss problem areas and suggest possible solutions.

The volunteers held a public consultation earlier this year and next month will present their suggestions, which include:

• Repaint badly worn road markings, especially those at the war memorial crossroads.

• Refurbish several signs warning motorists of the 30mph speed limit.



• Install pedestrian crossings in Goring Road, where there is only a narrow pavement on one side.

The group is also investigating whether speed cushions could be built on Goring Road and Greenmoor, where speeding is a particularly problem.

Oxfordshire County Council, the highways authority, says it cannot afford any of these schemes so the parish council would have to pay for them.

Councillor Geoff Botting, who chairs the working group, said all proposals would be subject to public consultation and advice from Thames Valley Police and the county council.

He added: “We are looking at how the introduction of various measures can be phased to avoid moving the problem around the village rather than solving it.”



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