We’re planning some safety and parking improvements for Manor Place and Melville Street.
Proposed parking and safety improvements to Manor Place
We’re proposing to make the intersection of Manor Place and Melville Street safer by installing a small roundabout. Between 2003 and 2009, six crashes were recorded at this intersection.
The roundabout will make this intersection safer, as all drivers are required to give way to the right and traffic has to slow down. This also makes it safer for pedestrians to cross near the intersection.
The roundabout will be painted on the road and will look different to the usual larger, raised roundabouts, but the same road rules apply. It will have an array of rubber speed humps installed on it instead of being raised, so large vehicles can cross over it when they are turning. Give way signs and markings will be installed on each approach to the intersection.
Additional car parks
We’re also planning to add 26 car parks in Manor Place by converting the parallel parks on one side of the street to angle parks. They will have no time limit.
Kerbs will be extended to help create the angle parks, slow down traffic and make crossing the road easier for pedestrians. These will be marked with paint and permanent kerbs may be built later.
We will monitor how the changes are working and may make some further small changes.
Installation of the roundabout and marking of the new car parks and kerb extensions is likely to take a couple of days. The work will not involve much disruption, but will require some traffic management.
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