PROPOSALS have been put forward for a puffin crossing on a road in Uttoxeter. The plans to install the crossing in Bramshall Road have emerged following a serious road traffic collision which happened on the road involving a young girl earlier this year. Staffordshire County Council has issued, under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, a notice regarding the provision of a puffin crossing on the B5027 Bramshall Road, Uttoxeter.
The new crossing is to be installed 133 metres east of the centre of the Bramshall Road / Sycamore Close junction.
In a ‘Statement of Reasons’ with the notice, a spokesman for the county council said: “This proposal is required to improve road safety and provide a crossing facility for pedestrians.
“Recently a child was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on Bramshall Road, as there are currently no controlled pedestrian crossing facilities within the vicinity of the new Lioncourt development off Bramshall Road.
“The proposal is intended to improve road safety along Bramshall Road, which will reduce the number and severity of personal injury accidents.”
The collision which the notice refers to is that which happened on the morning of February 1 this year and involved an 11-year-old girl being hit by a car.
At the time, a spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance service said: “We were called to Bramshall Road on February 1 to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian.
“The girl was treated at the scene and has been taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not life-threatening.”
The closing date for any comments about the proposed puffin crossing in Bramshall Road is today, Wednesday, April 10.
Comments can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference HoCPS/TM/TR51/18.
Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council added: “Keeping our roads and pedestrians safe remains our top priority and our roads continue to be amongst the safest in the country.
“We are looking at the possibility of installing a puffin crossing near the new Lioncourt housing development off Bramshall Road which will help improve road safety for pedestrians and local residents.”
Uttoxeter Town Council were set to discuss the puffin crossing proposals at their monthly meeting last night – Tuesday, April 9.
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