I’ve received early notification of Surrey County Council Highways’ planned road safety improvements to Red Road in Lightwater.
In brief the Highways report is,
- B311, Red Road – 27 collisions in three years.
- Observed casualty pattern: speeds too fast for road and loss of control on bends.
- Identified scheme: reduction of speed limit to 50 mph, new vehicle activated sign and chevron signing.
- Estimated cost : £31,800
It’s got to be a worthwhile expenditure to reduce accidents on Red Road, especially in the S bends. Last week I visited the area around the bends, reminding myself of the evidence of past accidents, and took the photo of what remains in the ditch from one of the many accidents.