Published: Fri 17 January, 2020
*Shared on behalf of Leicestershire County Council*
A county council consultation is underway seeking views on proposals to improve Ashby Road in Coalville.
The proposed scheme involves removing outdated traffic-calming measures, such as chicanes, and creating on-street parking to improve traffic flow.
Blake Pain, county council cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “The proposed scheme represents part of a wider initiative to invest in Coalville, including a revamp of Snibston Country Park."
“It’s an opportunity for local people to have their say and play a part in shaping the future look of Ashby Road.”
The £250,000 scheme, which would be jointly funded by the county council and North West Leicestershire District Council, is also designed to create additional on-street parking facilities and improve vehicular and pedestrian access with the focus on vulnerable road users.
The proposed improvements include:
- removal of three priority narrowings;
- removal of 13 sheltered parking/traffic calming build-outs;
- creation of 16 on-street parking spaces, with the removal of three spaces;
- Extending the existing advisory 20mph zone outside a school;
- creation of two uncontrolled crossing points;
- improvements to four of the existing uncontrolled crossing points;
- removal of unnecessary street furniture, such as guard railing;
- replacement of existing illuminated bollards with reflective bollards;
- address existing road surface maintenance issues, providing safer access at the main entrance to the Snibston Country Park and ASDA/BP petrol station
The proposals are now on display in the main entrance to the admin office at Snibston Country Park, opposite Linden Way.
The display will remain open to the public to both view and leave comments until Tuesday, 31 January, when the consultation closes