Pavement improvements welcomed by councillors

PUBLISHED: 09:52 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:52 24 January 2013

PLANNED improvements to pavements on a busy road have been welcomed by councillors.

Hertfordshire Highways is proposing to resurface the pavement on Old North Road, near the junction with York Way in Royston. In addition, they will install new kerbing and widen an existing island in the road which allows people to cross.

The scheme has the backing of Royston Town Council’s General Purpose and Highways Committee.

Speaking at their meeting on Monday, Cllr Elizabeth Freeman said: “I’m very much in favour of this. The pavement is uneven and when it rains it gets completely flooded.

“And if you try to cross at the island with a bike or a pushchair you always have wheels sticking out into the road, it’s very dangerous.”

Previous attempts had been made to install a pelican crossing on Old North Road, but this was ruled out due to problems complying with highways regulations.

Cllr Lindsay Davidson said: “If we can’t get a crossing then it seems to be that widening the island is the next best thing. Improvements are urgently needed for the safety of pedestrians.”

The work is set to be carried out later this year.


More news stories

Yesterday, 16:55

Garden House Hospice Care held its first Strictly Come Dancing-inspired fundraiser in Letchworth on Saturday, and it was 10s all round on the night.

Yesterday, 12:15

A singing Royston accountant is set to release his debut single – with town businesses and organisations featuring in the charity video.

Yesterday, 11:51

The family of Royston dad-of-three Mitchell Bailey, who died when a fire engine crashed while responding to a 999 call have said their “happy and contented family has been left broken” and they feel the driver “showed no compassion”, after a jury found him not guilty of dangerous driving on Friday last week.

Yesterday, 06:55

More than 700 visitors turned out for the 32nd exhibition of the Royston & District Model Railway Club, held at Bassingbourn Village College on Saturday.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Royston Crow weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy