New traffic orders to improve road safety to be considered by Cabinet

Six separate proposals to introduce ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions on a number of roads will be considered by Cabinet when they meet on Thursday October 21.

Six reports will be presented for approval by Cabinet, each recommending new no waiting restrictions at any time. These restrictions are designed to keep the areas identified free of parked vehicles improving safety for motorists and pedestrians, and ensuring emergency services, buses and other large vehicles can maintain access at all times.  

Three of the orders have been designed in response to new housing developments. These are:

  • Almost the full length of Dearne Hall Lane, Barugh Green, extending 6m into each of its side roads through the housing estate, and a small section of Dearne Hall Road.
  • Parts of Manor Road and Barnsley Road, Cudworth.
  • Parts of both sides of Nanny Marr Crescent at the junction, linking in with existing restrictions on Nanny Marr Road, Darfield.

Another three have been prompted by complaints about traffic congestion and uncontrolled parking affecting buses and other large vehicles. These are:

  • The junction of Furlong Road and Prospect Road, Bolton upon Dearne.
  • Part of the south side of High Street at Monk Bretton.
  • Both sides of Station Road, Worsbrough Dale and its side junctions.

Cllr Pauline McCarthy, Cabinet Support Member for Environment and Transport, said: “All traffic regulation orders are considered very carefully by our Highways officers before recommendations like these are presented to Cabinet. These six separate recommendations are all recommended for approval after weighing up all the potential benefits and implications for local people.

“The proposed restrictions will prevent indiscriminate and careless parking, prevent traffic build up, thereby reducing vehicle emissions from standing traffic. They will improve the free flow, manoeuvrability and access of vehicles through local roads and improve overall safety of pedestrians and other road users by maintaining visibility.

“The restrictions will also benefit users of wheelchairs, prams and push chairs by preventing parking on the pavement.”

The cabinet reports can be viewed in full here.

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