Following exhibitions held for Dumpling Hall residents, in May and October 2016, we have put together a public exhibition report detailing the feedback from both events which is now available.
If you missed the public exhibition events you can view the exhibition panels.
We have also been carrying out some traffic surveys within the Lemington area to help up better understand the current traffic movements at this location.
We will continue with traffic and environmental assessments to understand the impacts of the scheme in the area. This will enable us to establish which statutory processes we will need to comply with and develop a timetable for the scheme.
As this work progresses we will be holding further public exhibitions later this year to present our plans to you and progress to date.
|2014||Department for Transport feasibility report published|
|2014||Included in the Road Investment Strategy|
|May 2016||Public awareness exhibition|
|October 2016||Public awareness exhibition|
|April 2017||Feedback report published|
Why we need this scheme
This section of the A1 currently experiences delays, journey time reliability issues and accident problems.
These are forecast to worsen in the future as a result of traffic growth from development sites in the region. These will have a direct impact on traffic conditions once they have been developed.
If we don’t act, the issues on this section of the A1 will get worse and have a negative impact on the growth of the local and regional economy.
The scheme in detailWe have been exploring two potential design options that would meet the aims we have for this scheme. We have considered:
- value for money
- impact on the environment
- impact on the local community
- standard widening: widening to 3 standard width lanes and replacing all existing structures – this option would require significant additional land
- narrow lanes widening: widening to 3 narrow lanes within the existing highway boundary, retaining all existing structures
Proposed closure: Birchfield Gardens access to A1
The proposal may require us to close off access from Birchfield Gardens to the A1 northbound exit slip road at Denton (junction 75). This is because this access road would potentially be unsafe to use once the scheme is complete.
However we are still in the early stages of design and will conduct further traffic surveys and assessments to understand the impact of this closure. This will help us develop a design which will minimise impact for road users and ensures safe operation.
AimsWe are working on a design for this scheme that will:
- support economic growth
- provide a safe and serviceable network
- help traffic flow more freely
- improve the environment
- provide an accessible and integrated road network
Project media files
|Frequently Asked Questions | Birchfield Gardens FAQs|
|Exhibition panels | Used at May and October 2016 public awareness exhibitions|
|Report on Public Exhibition - Birchfield Gardens ||
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