Saturday, 25 October 2008
Progress in Southgate Corridor
Since my meeting of residents I am delighted to report that, thanks to a grant from Suffolk
County Council and the diligence of SEBC's engineers, the promised traffic calming at the corners of Honey Hill/Sparhawk Street and St Mary's Square/Southgate Street is to go ahead.
In order to protect vulnerable buildings at the top of Southgate Street, and any pedestrian using this area, it is proposed to widen the footway on the eastern side and install bollards, similar to those used in Sparhawk Street. In addition to installing bollards there will be a change in the appearance of the entry into Southgate Street to slow traffic further and encourage drivers to approach on the correct alignment for this bend.
These proposals will not mean the loss of any parking, but there will be less clearance for the bays on the west side of the street and parking large vehicles in this location will not be recommended. A similar change to the appearance of the entrance into Sparhawk Street from Honey Hill will be made.
In order to undertake these works together (rather than piecemeal) the junctions will need to be closed for a few days and traffic diverted: unfortunately the law requires six weeks notice of closure, and so there will inevitably be this delay before works begin.
If you have any comments on these proposals please contact Jeff Horner on tel. 01284 757334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or of course comment here.