Have your say on whether temporary traffic lights at a busy junction in Harborough should be made permanent

Temporary traffic lights and a widened cycle lane on Kettering Road were installed last year

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 11:14 am
You can now have your say on whether temporary traffic lights at a busy junction in Market Harborough should be made permanent.

You can now have your say on whether temporary traffic lights at a busy junction in Market Harborough should be made permanent.

You can make your voice hears as Leicestershire County Council launches proposals to make the lights at the railway bridge on Kettering Road full time.

The authority is acting after a successful trial period.

Temporary traffic lights and a widened cycle lane on Kettering Road were installed last year.

The county council acted using Department for Transport cash to encourage the increase of walking and cycling seen during the Covid pandemic as well as making the stretch of road safer.

The council is poised to remove the ‘give way’ system which was in place in both directions of the road.

Cllr Ozzy O’Shea, the council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We have had a lot of very positive feedback on this scheme, which is fantastic.

"We firmly believe the scheme will keep cyclists and motorists safe and ease traffic congestion by keeping traffic flowing through Market Harborough.

“I urge all Market Harborough residents to let us know their views by Friday 25 June.”

The consultation closes at midnight on Friday June 25.

You can send the council their views at [email protected] or by contacting the Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 0001.

More information about the proposals can be found at: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/kettering-road-lights