BACTON ROAD, HAUGHLEY
Installation of zebra crossing & traffic calming – Bacton Road, Haughley
This notifies you of the intention to install a zebra crossing on Bacton Road, Haughley, outside Crawford’s Primary School - which some of you may already be aware of.
The crossing is being provided for all pedestrians but specifically to provide a safe crossing place for parents and school children attending Crawford’s Primary School. During the detailed design of the crossing, it was found that existing traffic speeds on Bacton Road were slightly too high for the zebra crossing. So to make the crossing safer to use, traffic calming is proposed on the approaches to the crossing and at the crossing itself. The traffic calming proposals include 6m long, full width flat top hump at the zebra crossing and two 75mm high partial width round top humps on the approaches to the zebra crossing.
This notification is published as the County Council has a legal duty to consult all statutory consultees where traffic calming is proposed. The location of the zebra crossing and associated traffic calming is shown in the attached PDF Download pdf here
drawing no.0100. Also shown are the results of the recently surveyed traffic speeds. The existing speeds are shown as 85th%ile speeds. This is the speed which is exceeded by 15% of the surveyed traffic flow. As you can see, despite the existing speed limit being signed as 30mph, repeater signs and the informal 20mph school safety speed limit the 85th
%ile speeds are 33mph & 34mph. So some drivers are driving in excess of these speeds.
The statutory consultation period will run for approximately 3 weeks from 16/11/21 - 07/12/21 during which time you are invited to submit comments to me at James.firstname.lastname@example.org