Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council

 

Roads & Pavements

This section of the website is designed to inform parishioners of any issues/developments affecting the roads and pavements around Yoxall.

 

YOXALL COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH. 

Approval has now been received for the installation of permanent speed watch signs. At the Parish Council meeting held on 3rd September, it was agreed that a maximum of 4 signs should be installed initially and when funds allow, a further 4 signs will be ordered, meaning that every road in Yoxall will be covered. The initial phase will include signs to the North and South of the village, on the B5016, Yoxall to Barton road and in Hadley Street.

REPAIRS TO ROADS AND PAVEMENTS I YOXALL.

It is important that defects in roads, pavements and gullies are reported. The on-line system is easy to use. Go to https://staffordshire.gov.uk/web/reportfault

SAVEY LANE AND HADLEY STREET.

The County council is considering improvements to parking in Savey Lane where there is considerable congestion at times with access restricted by parked vehicles. A potential widening scheme is to be discussed to provide additional parking for residents.

Parking restrictions are being considered for Hadley Street to avoid congestion and dangerous parking.

DEFECTS IN MAIN STREET AND KING STREET.

Parishioners will have noticed a number of markings around drains and cracks at the above locations. These are the result of a recent  monthly inspection. Whilst no date has been set for completing the remedial works which will require a traffic management system to be out into operation, the necessary permits and permissions will in the first instance need to be applied for. 

 

A515 – UPDATE

With he turning bans at the junction of Main Street and Town Hill in Yoxall, the junction of the A515 with the A513 in Kings Bromley and the junction of the A515 with Wood End Lane, Lichfield. now permanent, e have approached the police about the number of hauliers who continue to disregard the turning bans. We have been advised that Staffs Police will visit hauliers on the Marchington Ind. Estate to remind them of their responsibilities and that action will be taken of they continue to ignore the turning bans. Periodic overnight patrols will be made to enforce the bans.

Early warning signage is to be installed at the Moreton Lane roundabout in Draycott in the Clay during the week commencing 23rd November, informing HGCV drivers of the turning bans and Highways England will install similar signage on the A38 and A50 in 2021. It should therefore be easier for the police to enforce the restrictions. That said, we have no intention of obstructing local, genuine businesses going about their business.

After taking the above into account we are again disappointed to be informed that the A38 (Southbound) will again be closed from Monday, 16th November to Friday, 27th November, excluding weekends. We are told that the closure is required to enable narrow lanes to be restored to the original layout between Branston and Alrewas. The diversion will mean that the A515 will be required for Southbound traffic.

We have asked Highways England to use contraflow systems, rather than lane closures. We were told that it is a cost issue. HE have said they will look to bundling works in the future in order to reduce the number of night time closures. There are no imminent night time closures advised as at the 9th November but we are aware that some drivers will use the A515 as an alternative to the overnight diversion whilst the Claymills junction is being upgraded. It is therefore important the the police enforce the turning bans. 

Proposed gravel extraction at Orgreave. A planning application had been submitted to extract gravel at Orgreave. We pointed out that any lorries involved and using the A 513 and turning right at Kings Bromley would be contravening the turning ban. If the application is approved and there are instances of HCV drivers ignoring the turning ban we will report the registration and company name on the vehicles to the police who we have asked to be more proactive.

For information regarding A38 roadworks, go to https://a38roadworks.commonplace.is/about

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