Ends Monday 6 November 2017
Under the Traffic Management Act 2004 and the Street Works (Registers, Notices, Directions and Designations) (England) Regulations 2007, the Council can declare roads as being "traffic sensitive streets”.
In designating a street as traffic sensitive we are highlighting those sections of the highway within the borough where roadworks are likely to create unacceptable delays and disruption to road users at key times of the day.
Doing so enables us to have greater control on any works that take place on that part of the highway, with the aim being to minimise the impact of roadworks on traffic.
The Council has recently completed a review of its existing traffic sensitive streets network and in line with Section 5.5 of NRSWA 1991 Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of Street Works and Works for Road Purposes and Related Matters, the authority is now giving notice of its intention to make the following changes to its existing list of declared traffic sensitive streets.
- Total length of currently declared traffic sensitive street network = 288.7km
- Number of streets proposed to be added to the list of traffic sensitive streets = 40
- Number of streets proposed to be removed from the list of traffic sensitive streets = 2
- Proposed length of declared traffic sensitive street network = 321.1km
- Percentage of total network declared as traffic sensitive = Current 30%, Proposed 37%
In additional to the proposed introduction of additional traffic sensitive streets, it is also proposed to add a number of additional streets to the list of traffic sensitive streets on a seasonal basis in order to aid the Authorities winter maintenance programme.
- Number of additional streets added to the list of traffic sensitive streets on a seasonal basis = 143
- Proposed total length of declared traffic sensitive streets, whole year and seasonal = 437.6km
In line with The Street Works (Registers, Notices, Directions and Designations) (England) Regulations 2007 a full break down of the existing traffic sensitive street network and grounds for the changes proposed are set out below.
Anyone wishing to comment or object to the proposed changes to the traffic sensitive streets network should do so in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or FAO: Highway Management, Solihull MBC, The Council House, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3QB.
The consultation closes on Monday 6 November 2017.