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New road safety measures for Suthers School in Fernwood

Posted onPosted on 15th Feb

New safety measures are being proposed for the B6326 in a bid to address road safety concerns around Suthers School in Fernwood.

Nottinghamshire County Council has put together a package of measures to lower traffic speeds and advise motorists of the presence of children crossing on the approaches to the school. These include the installation of a new vehicle activated speed sign, which will be placed on the approach to the Tawny Owl roundabout over the A1, and additional 40mph repeater speed signs.

Warning signs will also be placed in each direction near the crossing and on the approaches to Tawny Owl crossing point, alerting drivers to the presence of school pupils crossing the road.

Coun John Cottee, chairman of Communities and Place Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Road safety is a high priority and we’ve listened to concerns from the parish council, school head teacher and residents and hope that this combination of safety measures will be welcomed.

“Further work is also under way to review the layout of the current crossing facilities at the Tawny Owl roundabout to see what additional or modified measures could be put in place. When this review is complete, work will be scheduled as appropriate.”