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. 

Yoxall has joined a County wide speed awareness campaign. If you have any queries, please approach the teams. If you are interested in joining the Community Speed Watch team, just ask one of the team members, who are clearly recognisable by their designated yellow, high visibility jackets. Whilst they have been absent during lockdown, they will be back on the streets shortly.

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/transport/staffshighways/Homepage.aspx
Alternatively, you can call 0300 111 8000 to talk to an advisor for all the above topics or report defects via the MyStaffs App (available from Google Play and App Store).

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, to the North and South of the village, on the B5016, Yoxall to Barton road and in Hadley Street.

Repair of pavements in Yoxall to be given priority.

Staffordshire C.C. has allocated £20,000 for repairs to pavements in the village. Repairs have already been carried out in Churchfields, Hollys, Ferrers and Raven Roads.

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

 

 

A515 – UPDATE

The 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 .were made permanent on 26th August permanent. It should now be easier for the police to enforce the restrictions afforded by the turning bans. That said, we have no intention of obstructing local, genuine businesses going about their business.

The CC is also looking to install signage on the SCC road network for advanced signage on the Southbound approach to the A515/Moreton Lane/Coton Lane roundabout in the current financial year. In addition, Highways England are to install advanced warning signs on the A38 and A50 advising HCV drivers that they cannot turn at the above-mentioned locations.

We remain concerned that diversion signs on the A515 continue to instruct HCV's down the A513 when there are night time closures on the A38, and that they remain long after the particular diversion has ended. We have also pointed out to Highways England that diversion signs in Kings Bromley are directing HCV's down the A513 contravening the turning ban. We have asked why HCV's are not directed straight along the A515 to the island where the road joins the A51 outside Lichfield. The P.C feels that better policing is required at the junction with the A513 in Kings Bromley to discourage and prosecute HCV drivers as necessary.

A diversion has been in place whilst roadworks  under being ertaken on the A38 near Burton. Whilst the diversion routes HCV's through Burton, many drivers prefer to use the A515 and then ignore the turning bans at Wood End lane and in Kings Bromley on to the A513.  Such action is illegal under the turning bans. We have been in touch with Highways England and they have asked local police to be more pro-active. They have also written to all businesses on the Fradley Ind. Estate that operate HCV's advising them of their responsibilities.

With effect from 9th September, there will be more carriage closures on the A38 which will mean that night time traffic is again diverted on to the A38 and through Yoxall. We have made our feelings known to Highways England and asked why contraflow systems cannot be put into operation. We are 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 and hope to complete the latest round of works before the official completion date of 10th October. HE have advised that night time closures have been suspended until 5th October Which comes as some relief to residents. Thereafter, North bound night time traffic will again be diverted onto the A515 for approximately two weeks.

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.

Proposed with restrictions on local roads. Staffs C.C. are proposing to make a Traffic Order under the Road Traffic Act 1984, to prohibit use by vehicles over 7.5 tonnes. Roads affected locally include:

Scotch Hill, Newchurch.

Lodge lane, Yoxall,

Thatchmoor Lane, Yoxall,

Dunstall Cross,

Longcroft Lane, Yoxall,

Victoria Street, Yoxall.

Objections to be sent to: Strategic Asset and Network Management, Highways, 2, Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street,  Stafford ST16 2DH. and quoting reference HoCPS/TM/TR19/20. 

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

 

 

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