Reporting Minor Problems

Minor road faults?

Local Highway Initiate (LHI) Grant

A public drop-in, was held at the Pavilion on the Barton recreation Ground on  Wednesday 19th August 2020 to discuss possible traffic calming schemes in preparation for several LHI bids. The feedback determined the priority. LHI presentation

Our first bid was submitted in September 2020 for 40 mph buffer zones on roads coming into the village. A highways engineer was appointed to review our bid and determined that we could combine several elements of buffering with a modification to the Haslingfield Road junction to make it safer for pedestrians.

Our second bid was submitted September 2021 for permanent 20 mph on the High Street. This was presented to committee February 2022. We will hear if this is successful in June/July 2022.

Work has started on the 2021/22 bid. Below are the final designs for: 40 mph between Comberton and Barton, buffer zone of 40 mph on Haslingfield Road plus village gate, village gates at the 40/30 mph interface on A603, road markings and repeaters on Cambridge Road plus MVAS post, pavement modification on Haslingfield Road/Wimpole Road junction, and raod marking changes on Wimpole Road.

Additional LHI bids and or funding in following years:

Two more MVAS systems (£8k) Private funding?

20 mph New Road/Comberton Road (£25k) LHI or Greenways

Junction New Road/A603 (£150k) part of Greenways

Pavements New Road and Wimpole Road (from Lordsbridge) (equires costing)

Layby exit Cambridge Road (requires costing)

Working Groups are sub-divisions of Barton Parish Council. Their purpose is to discuss, explore ideas and concerns, and then report back to the full Council with recommendations. They have no decision-making powers, but simply present the Council with their findings. The Working Groups meet between full Council meetings and each group has a lead Councillor. There may on occasion be the need to invite experts to further understanding, as well as invite representatives to give more perspective to a particular concern.

The Traffic, Transport and Travel Working Group acts upon issues surrounding roads, traffic speed, pavements and public transport reporting to Barton Parish Council on progress made. Its aim is to engage with the community and identify all relevant road and pavement issues before recommending how they might best be taken forward and resolved with Cambridgeshire County Council and the relevant Highway Authorities. Monitoring traffic is a key element with schemes like Community Speedwatch and Mobile Vehicle Activated Signs (MVAS).

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