Highway improvement scheme for Madeley

Work has started on a highway improvement scheme in Madeley to improve safety for pedestrians.

Highway improvement scheme for Madeley

The work is being funded by Madeley Regeneration Partnership and will be carried out in two phases.

The first phase is the construction of a zebra crossing on the existing raised block paved area adjacent to the Anstice Memorial Building. This is aimed at increase the safety of pedestrians.

This work is due to start on February 16 and is expected to last four weeks, although these timescales could be affected by the weather.

Traffic will be managed through the works using stop/go boards.

The second phase involves consideration of a 20mph speed limit along the High Street. The exact length of this is yet to be determined but it is likely to be from Park Avenue to Court Street.

Subject to no objections, this will be introduced later than the crossing to allow the council to implement the required Traffic Regulation Order.

Councillor Shaun Davies, cabinet member for Neighbourhood Services, said: "I would like to thank residents in advance for their patience and would like to apologise for any disruption or inconvenience that is caused.

"We have listened to concerns expressed by residents and this two phase scheme will ultimately slow traffic down and make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road."

Councillor Paul Watling, chairman of Madeley Regeneration Partnership, said: "This will make the crossing safer for everybody including children and families."