Cash plan to reduce traffic speeds to 20pmh

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The budget to support plans to turn Sheffield city centre and some suburbs into a 20mph zones has been increased.

The scheme was first approved in 2012 and will be delivered in four phases, beginning in February this year “with a budget of £123k for phase 1 delivery and phases 2 & 3 preliminary design.”

Officers now want Sheffield City Council’s cabinet to approve funding for the completion of the second and third phases of the scheme.

“A further £160k of capital funds is required in addition to the £123k previously approved,” a cabinet report states.

“Local Transport Plan funding of £120k is to be added to the project to enable the delivery of phases 1 to 3 in 2018-19. In addition an element of phase 1 will deliver a 20mph area around the Heart of the City II quadrant at a cost of £40k. This portion will be funded from the Sheffield City Region Investment Fund and has been the subject of separate approval.”

It is hoped the final phase will be completed by 2020.

The scheme will be discussed at a meeting of Sheffield City Council’s cabinet on Wednesday, July 18.