Sheffield council to spend £390,000 accident blackspot

Sheffield council is to spend £390,000 on an accident blackspot where 11 pedestrians have been injured in collisions.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 11:49 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:08 am
Safety work is to be carried out

Funding for a new road safety scheme at the junction of Langsett Road and Forbes Road, Hillsborough, was approved yesterday by Sheffield Council.

Over the last five years, 11 pedestrians have been hurt in collisions around the junction.

Safety measures will be introduced in 2018/19, when tram track work is due to be carried out.

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Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport at Sheffield City Council, said: “The area around this junction is a concern to us, and many local people, and Walkley’s councillors have made a very strong case for implementing greater safety measures here. This is why we’re prioritising it for road safety measures.

“Officers will now be working up detailed designs of what the plans might look like. We’ll be able to make the money go further by timing the work to coincide with major tram track work taking place in Hillsborough. And of course we will consult local people on plans before the work takes place.”