Safety measures to be installed at accident blackspot in Rotherham

The village of Nether Haugh where an elderly couple where robbed overnight by men with weapons
The village of Nether Haugh where an elderly couple where robbed overnight by men with weapons
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Safety measures are to be installed at an accident blackspot in South Yorkshire following a number of collisions.

Emergency services have been alerted to a spate of collisions on Stubbin Road, Nether Haugh, Rotherham, where cars have collided or left the road on the bend near Cortworth Lane.

High friction surfacing around the bends at either end of the village and enhanced road markings when speed limits changed are the first measures planned.

But Rotherham Council chiefs are also in discussions with South Yorkshire Police and local residents about other ways of making the road safer.

Councillor Gerald Smith, Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways and Street Scene Services, said: “The recent spate of accidents in Nether Haugh has been of great concern to us, and we share the concerns of local residents, ward members and the Nether Haugh action group.

“We are discussing with South Yorkshire Police and local ward members a wide range of potential options to improve the safety record of the B6089 Stubbin Road not just for this bend, but for the village as a whole, and have discounted nothing at this stage.

“Investigations will involve looking at the circumstances of the collisions, vehicle speeds and gathering video evidence of driver behaviour.

“A meeting will also be held to listen to the views and concerns of local residents and to gain any further information relating to the recent accidents. The results will then be used to form a view as to the most appropriate mitigation measures.

“This work is being given priority and will be carried out as soon as a contractor and the necessary traffic management can be arranged.”