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Transport funding boost for Coast Road improvment schemes

April 24, 2011 9:33 PM

Your North Heaton Lib Dem councillors - KAREN, DOREEN, and GREG, have welcomed plans to invest £500,000 in local road improvements through the council's Local Transport Plan. Half of this sum will be spent on improvements to the busy Coast Road / Chillingham Road roundabout and the Coast Road / Benfield Road interchange bridges, and a similar amount spent on improving pedestrian safety at the Corner House junction. In addition we will continue to identify priorities for local road and pavement resurfacing schemes through our local ward highways budget. We welcome £250,000 extra funding for improvements to cycling routes in the city, and want to see the Cradlewell / Sandyford Road route made safer for cyclists.

KAREN adds "I am very pleased that the council has agreed the need for safety improvements to the Corner House unction after pressure from councillors, residents, & Heaton Manor parents. Crossing this busy road has caused concern given its proximity to Heaton Manor school, and we are aware of the risk of accidents at this location. The council's highways engineers will now draw up possible solutions for consultation."