Gloucestershire Highways is looking to make improvements to the School Safety Zone on the A436 by Andoversford Primary School.
The aim of the scheme is to try to increase driver awareness, reduce vehicle speeds and create a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists on Gloucester Road in the village during peak school times.
Cllr Paul Hodgkinson has been chairing the ‘No Crash’ campaign (North Cotswolds Rural area Against Speeding Harm) for greater road safety along the A436 and in surrounding villages:
“We have been pushing for added road safety measures and its great to see the possibility of safer roads around the school and along this busy road which runs though the village.”
The proposed scheme will feature new signs indicating ‘Max Speed 20 when lights flash’ and a school warning triangle sign which will notify drivers of their entry to the School Safety Zone. These will be supplemented by flashing ‘wig-wag’ lights that will operate at the beginning and end of the school day.
Glos Highways is also suggesting red patches on the carriageway with SLOW markings.
Consultation on these proposals is now taking place with a view to the scheme being introduced in the next year.