Funding secured for Peache Road traffic island

Published on: 31 Mar 2014

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CROSSING the road near the double mini-roundabout in central Downend will soon become safer.

Funding has been secured for a pedestrian refuge on Peache Road, which will help, among others, children and parents walking to school.

The South Gloucestershire Council funding was agreed by the Chase Area Forum for the financial year 2014/15.

The council’s highway engineers will start designing a scheme and then there will be a public consultation inviting views on it before it is installed.

Ward councillors Janet Biggin, Jon Hunt and Kathy Morris said: “We’re pleased to have secured funding from South Gloucestershire Council to tackle this key road safety concern in our local area. The double-mini roundabout junction on Peache Road is becoming busier with more and more traffic using it, yet there is no pedestrian refuge to help make crossing safer.

“Local people have told us that they want it to be safer to cross Peache Road near the double-mini roundabout, especially parents and pupils walking to school at Downend and Stanbridge and this funding will hopefully achieve this for the community.”

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