NEW measures to reduce traffic speed and improve pedestrian safety at a Stourbridge road junction are nearing completion.
Dudley Council is spending £47,000 on new traffic calming measures at the junction of Wollescote Road and Springfield Avenue, plus additional measures along the entire length of Wollescote Road as part of its local safety schemes programme.
The work includes narrowing the road to cut speed at the junction as well as new road markings and warning signs, an upgraded zebra crossing and vehicle-activated speed signs.
Councillor Damian Corfield, Dudley Council's cabinet member for highways and environmental services, said: "We are committed to making our roads safer for motorists and pedestrians, which is why we have an annual programme of work to introduce safety schemes, such as the one being delivered at this junction.
"Data captured in the area tells us that some vehicles are traveling too fast. These new measures will slow them down and will address the concerns raised by nearby residents."
Another safety scheme has just been installed on Swindon Road, Wall Heath, to address residents’ concerns and evidence of motorists speeding.
New road makings have been laid plus reflective road studs and additional warning signs to reduce speed and improve visibility in dark and wet conditions.
The scheme also includes a new footway linking Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club and the nearby housing estate.