Roads and Pavements - Markings, Signs and Traffic Calming Measures
The Transportation Projects team is involved in providing a management and consultancy service in project design and scheme implementation for all new works on the public highway.
- all types of new road design;
- feasibility design and public consultation on proposed schemes;
- design of road safety and junction improvements;
- procurement of contractors through competitive tendering process and supervising construction works;
- design and construction of new road and footpath links including associated urban drainage systems; and
- site specific construction health and safety supervision.
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Programme of Schemes for 2011/12
Strathbrock Partnership Centre
Planning approval has been granted to provide additional parking at Strathbrock Partnership Centre. As the existing car park is too small to meet present demands, the provision of car parks to the rear and east side of the centre will help to relieve current and future pressures.
Construction work started on 17 October 2011 and the works should be complete in around nine weeks.
Installation of Traffic Signals - A706 / B7015 Stoneyburn to Fauldhouse Crossroads
The construction works to install new traffic signals at the road junction of the A706/B7015 shall commence on Monday 20th February 2012 for an anticipated duration of 6 weeks. This scheme shall provide a safer environment for vehicular and pedestrian movements and shall assist vehicles turning right in all directions at this location.
Traffic disruption may be caused by the traffic management required for the construction of these works, however we shall endeavor to keep any traffic congestion to a minimum.
Cycling, Walking and Safer Streets (CWSS)
This year the council has been allocated a Scottish Government grant of £246,000 which will be used to implement a programme of cycle schemes approved by the Council Executive at its meeting on 22 February 2011. This will be supplemented from funding from Sustrans (£135,000), SEStran (£20,000) and West Lothian on the Move (£10,000).
Two cyclepaths will be constructed commencing on the 13 February 2012. One in Linlithgow between Bellsburn Avenue and the car park at Linlithgow Sports Club. The other cyclepath will be constructed to complete the missing link From Todd Square, Houston Industrial Eastate in Livingston to the underpass east of Lindsay Way in Knightsridge, Livingston.
A contra-flow cyclelane is to be introduced on Union Road, Linlithgow which will permit cyclists to travel east to west along Union Road. Union Road will be closed to through traffic from 5th March until 16th march to allow works to be carried out. Access for residents will remain at all times. Carriageway resurfacing works will also be undertaken during the road closure period.
A89 South Bridge Street/King Street, Bathgate - Traffic Calming
After extensive public consultation, the council has developed a scheme to introduce traffic calming/speed management measures along South Bridge Street and King Street. Statutory consultation for the installation of raised junctions and tables from North Bridge Street to the former railway station has been carried out and no objections were received. The scheme will now proceed to construction and will include:
- the installation of traffic signals at the junction of North Bridge Street;
- raised junctions on South Bridge Street at its junctions with North Bridge Street and Whitburn Road; and
- raised tables at the location of the pedestrian island east of Gardener?s Lane and the pelican crossing on King Street.
A contractor has now been appointed for this scheme and works are due to commence on Mon 6th February 2012 for around six weeks.
To ensure works at the North / South Bridge Street junction can be completed efficeintly and in a safe manner, a 1 week road closure has been organised for North Bridge Street between its junction with South Bridge Street and Mansfield Street. The closure will commence on Sun 26th February to Sun 4th March and a diversion route will be in place via Hopetoun Street, Marjoribanks Street, Academy Street, King Street and South Bridge Street.
Road Casualty Reduction Programme 2011/12
The prioritised list of schemes for 2011/12 was approved by the Council Executive committee on 3 May 2011. Fourteen schemes have been designed for implementation this financial year and will now progress to construction. These schemes include:
- installation of traffic signals at the junction of the A706 and the B7015 east of Stoneyburn;
- alteration to the junction of the B9080 and C20, Bridgend;
- alteration to the roundabout at Deans North Road and Knightsridge West Road, Livingston;
- alteration to the junction of the A89 and B715, Blackridge;
- installation of a pedestrian refuge island on West Main Street, Whitburn east of Station Road; and
- various low cost remedial measures such as road signs, road marking and high friction surfacing.
Deans Community High School - Pedestrian Facility
The installation of a puffin crossing on Knigthsrdige West east of the entrance to Deans Community High School is anticipated to be carried out in October 2011. This facility will provide a safe crossing facility across a main distributor road in Livingston, particularly for pupils attending the high school.
Deans Primary School - Drop-off Facilities
The proposed scheme includes the provision of a lay-by, footpath link into the primary school, traffic calming on Nellburn Road and the introduction of a 20 mph speed limit.
Statutory consultation for the installation of raised junctions and tables has been carried out and no objections were received. A contractor has now been appointed for this scheme and works are due to commence on Mon 6th February 2012 for around 6 weeks.
Drumshoreland Road - Traffic Calming
As part of the provision of the new primary school for Uphall Station and Pumpherston, there is a requirement to provide traffic calming on Drumshoreland Road. A scheme is currently being developed through consultation with the residents and it is anticipated that a scheme will be in place prior to the opening of the school. Consideration is also being given to providing a safe walking route to school for children along Drumshoreland Road.
Works have now commenced on the traffic calming and these works are progammed to be complete within 5 weeks.
Equality Act - Road Network Improvements
On 29 June 2010, the Council Executive approved capital funding of £150,000 over three years to deliver accessibility measures to the existing road and footway network.
Request for measures have been assessed and a programme of works approved. The first tranche of works has commenced and include the installation of dropped kerbs, handrails and footpath provision. The second tranche of works will commence straight after this. A further tranche of requests will be assessed and implemented in 2012/13.
Development Road Bond Recall
One of the impacts of the downturn in the financial market is the increase in developers going into administration. This has affected a number of new build sites throughout West Lothian where roads and footpaths have not be completed within the developments. The council is working to ensure residents that have found themselves in this situation do not suffer adversely and where necessary have called in road bonds held against these developments to allow them to complete the works to an adoptable standard and provide a safe environment.