Work to start on Rufford Road / Bankfield Lane traffic scheme

Work will start on the Rufford Road and Bankfield Lane traffic calming scheme on Monday the 30th January. The work is expected to last for five weeks.

The speed management scheme involves speed cushions, improved road markings and signage, vehicle activated speed signs, and improvements to the zebra crossing on Rufford Road.

There was an exceptionally high response to the consultation with local residents on this scheme, with many very positive comments made. The traffic measures are being introduced following 22 accidents that have occurred along Bankfield Lane and Rufford Road, including the tragic death of a young motorcyclist on Bankfield Lane.

Buses and emergency vehicles are able to straddle speed cushions without any detriment to passenger comfort, delays to journey times and in the case of the Emergency Services, no delays in response times.