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Public Consulted on Scarborough Junctions

Public Consulted on Scarborough Junctions

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Carl Gavaghan at 9:25am 12th September 2019.

Scarborough residents will be given their say over two more proposed junction improvement projects as part of a £4m scheme to tackle four congestion hotspots in the town.

At the A171 Scalby Road/Stepney Drive junction North Yorkshire County Council is proposing to install traffic lights to synchronise with those at the Scalby Road/Woodlands Drive junction.

The Stepney Drive approach to Scalby Road will also be widened to two lanes, and the Woodlands Drive two-lane approach to Scalby Road will be made longer.

At the A171 Scalby Road/Falsgrave Road junction, traffic lights will be installed and the road will be widened.

These are the final two junctions to be upgraded as part of the scheme. Work on the former is due to start in spring 2020, and the latter is scheduled for autumn 2020.

Four junctions have been looked at as part of the scheme, with work on the Scalby Road/Manor Road roundabout already complete, and work on the Stepney Road/Stepney Drive/Sandybed Lane roundabout due to begin this autumn.

North Yorkshire County Council has organised a consultation event for the final two improvements on Thursday September 26, between 2pm and 7pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Stepney Road.

North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council both contributed £150,000 to the project with the majority of the £4m funding coming from the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership.


There are 3 comments on this page.

Zooks, on 12th September 2019 2:31pm
What a load of tosh! I don't really know where to begin... haven't the County Council boffins noticed that Stepney Avenue where it meets Scalby Road is already 2 lanes? And where are the traffic lights at the junction of Woodlands Ravine and Scalby Road?? Do they mean the pedestrian operated crossing which change every 30 seconds when the kids are going to/from school? That will surely speed things up a bit! And then more traffic lights at the Scalby Road/Falsgrave junction....why?? Have there been fatal or serious accidents there then? There's nothing wrong with that junction provided the drivers who use it give way, as they should, to vehicles from their right. Is the only answer Traffic Lights?
Jacks dad, on 13th September 2019 9:25am
Unbelievable, after numerous studies have shown that the main polluting areas are around stationary cars with their engines running SBC still insist on planting traffic lights all over the place. Moreover, these junctions only have a problem for about 20 to 30 minutes twice a day as kids are taken too and from school. I really can't see how traffic lights are going to help sort this problem out. The only thing they'll do is reduce the air quality for the local residents.
Concerned Dave, on 20th February 2020 9:20pm
This council just does not learn, having made a total pigs ear of our road system and creating total congestion on all the other major routes into town by introducing all these traffic lights, do they or have they got the capacity to work out WHY! Harrogate removed them and reintroduced the much more effective roundabout system ? could it be, that like we, they realised the the cause ? and why ( via North Yorks Cty council) sold them on to Scarborough council at, no doubt a bargain price too good to miss! We are in desperate need of town planners that Know what they are doing, B&M is a prime example in its total ineptitude. How could they not foresee that a problem would occur, with only entrance & exit straight on to the most congested road in the town?. Applications invited for this post with no experience necessary as proved.

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