Crossings plan for site of fatal Sheffield crash

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PLANS for two new pedestrian crossings are among road improvements being considered on a Sheffield road where a pedestrian was killed.

Sheffield Council and contractor Amey are considering a traffic light-controlled pedestrian crossing on Tyler Street, near the walkway leading to Meadowhall railway station.

The second plan is for pedestrian signals at the Tyler Street and Barrow Road junction.

Janet Westney, aged 53, from Wincobank, was killed last July by a car which left the road, as she walked to work at Meadowhall.

A council spokesman said: “Both plans appear to be feasible. Once we have the costs back and understand more fully the capacity impacts, we will be in a position decide how to proceed.”

Wincobank community campaigner Bridget Ingle, who believes a crossing would help pedestrians and slow traffic, improving safety, said: “Janette’s death highlighted the need for improvements and a crossing is essential to avoid further fatalities.”