Surrey Heath Local Committee receives report on Red Road

Here’s yet another thing I missed by being in Strasbourg. Last Thursday Surrey Heath Local Committee received a report on road safety of Red Road.

Regarding increasing driver speed awareness, the report states,

“a further Vehicle Activated Sign is to be installed in place of one of the current “bends” warning sign, with the current sign being moved forward by approximately 100 metres. Installation of the Vehicle Activated Sign is expected before the end of the March 2013.”

My long requested, and petitioned for, pedestrian crossing of Red Road is analysed in the report. It recognises the demand for crossing points at the junction with Lightwater Road, Briar Avenue and Macdonald Road. Even  going into great detail about the possibility of a crossing near Briar Avenue. It, however, concludes that,

 “… it is considered that pedestrian crossing facilities are not necessary or readily achievable.”

This is hugely disappointing. While recognising that available space for a crossing at Briar Avenue and Macdonald Road is limited, I consider there is available space for one near the junction with Lightwater Road. This is a setback, but not the end of the issue. Work to do.

You can read the PDF I created of the Surrey CC Highways Report on Red Road, or in the County Council’s Agenda Report Pack, HERE.

5 thoughts on “Surrey Heath Local Committee receives report on Red Road

  1. Quote “a further Vehicle Activated Sign is to be installed in place of one of the current “bends” warning sign, with the current sign being moved forward by approximately 100 metres. Installation of the Vehicle Activated Sign is expected before the end of the March 2013.”

    Unless they work over the Hank Boliday this is a slipped target …..

  2. Been researching the impact of Deepcut PRB and the plans to mitigate increased traffic volumes on the key route to the M3.

    Disappointed to say that the report clearly rules out Junction improvements at Macdonald and Lightwater Roads with the Red Road …

    Page 137 has the conclusions – but read pp 100-104 for survey detail…

    https://t.co/PZZVhwyVd5

  3. Looks like they’ve made a start – just west of RedR/MacD Rd junction, large silver post erected on southern side (makes more sense!) … traffic mayhem for an hour or so as the temp traffic lights were right at the junction, and you had to guess when they changed – 3-way setup obviously too much trouble ….

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