You can make a suggestion to improve traffic flow and road safety, as well as anything to improve your travel. Please fill out our online form or use the map to see where requests for improvements have already been made.
Bridge Hill, Oughtibridge Accident Reduction Scheme proposal
There have been a number of accidents involving people using motorcycles and bicycles on Orchard Street being hit by people driving out of Bridge Hill onto Station Lane without giving way. In the last five years three people on motorcycles and six people on bicycles have been injured, six of them seriously.
We held an informal consultation with Oughtibridge residents in March 2019 about our proposal to close Bridge Hill to solve this injury accident problem. Since then we have looked at the suggestions residents and the Oughtibridge Road Safety Action Group made, considered parking and how vehicles could access Bridge Hill to make deliveries. In consultation with Local Councillors and the Cabinet Member for Transport we concluded that the only practical way to reduce accidents at the junction is to close Bridge Hill.
We are now proposing to:
- close Bridge Hill to motor vehicles at its junction with Langsett Road North, people on bicycles and walking would be able to go through the closure
- put one disabled badge holder parking space on Langsett Road South outside the shops
- introduce time restricted parking, double/single yellow lines and prohibition of footway parking on Bridge Hill and double yellow lines on parts of Langsett Road North
This scheme is planned to be introduced during 2021.
A61 London Road and Broadfield Road improvement
We have successfully bid for Government (Department for Transport) funding for a £3.36m improvement to A61 London Road/Broadfield Road. Alongside £1.46m of Streets Ahead maintenance work, the scheme will introduce an extra lane for traffic along Broadfield Road and London Road, as well as making improvements to the signal junction.
The scheme should relieve congestion along this stretch of road, especially for traffic travelling into the city centre during the morning peak. Journey times should improve in peak traffic times, with the major benefit being for inbound traffic in morning peak times.
You can download and view the bid that we submitted to the 'National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) for the Local Road Network', as well as the letters of support from First South Yorkshire and Stagecoach Yorkshire.
If you would like further information please contact the Transport Planning team.