Monday 07 June 2021
Following a long history of road traffic collisions (RTCs) at Morley Corner, Fort Road, St Peter Port two road humps (by way of raised tables) are proposed to be installed to improve road safety and reduce the number of incidents.
The nature of the RTCs have often been serious and caused considerable damage to vehicles and property in the area.
The speed of vehicles on approach and through the corner has been identified as the main cause of RTCs at this location. Consequently, Traffic & Highway Services (THS) have carried out analysis of the road geometry and vehicle speeds since 2017.
As a result of this, a number of smaller road safety initiatives have been implemented over the years, including LED road studs to assist drivers at night (when most RTCs have occurred) and additional signage, including electronic signs which alert drivers to slow down.
Mark Brockway, Senior Traffic Officer said:
"Sadly, the measures we have implemented so far have proven unsuccessful, with a number of vehicles still being recorded taking the corner at excessive speeds and often without taking account of the road geometry and driving conditions.
"Traffic calming by way of raised tables is proven to reduce speed-related RTCs and so is now considered necessary in order for drivers to approach this area at an appropriate speed."
Each raised table will meet legal requirements and extend across the full width of the carriageway with a plateau that will be 5m in length and 75mm in height and a 1m long ramp on each side. One raised table will be located just south of the junction with Courtil Colin. The other raised table will be located 46m to the south of Fermain Road junction.
A public consultation period has now opened for a period of 21 days, ending on Monday 28 June 2021. Anybody wishing to comment on the proposal should either submit their views via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the Senior Traffic Officer, Traffic & Highway Services, PO Box 145, Bulwer Avenue, St Sampson, GY2 4LR. Following a successful consultation, installation of the raised tables would then be subject to planning permission.