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Croft Road - Safer Routes to School Scheme

We need your views

Darlington Council is committed to giving residents a bigger say in how local services are planned and delivered. We therefore welcome your views on the proposed changes to Croft Road to introduce a 20mph zone along the frontage of Hurworth School.

Darlington’s Transport Strategy

Darlington’s Transport Plan (2023 – 2030) seeks to improve safety for all road users and reduce the impact of transport on the environment. This includes a safer and more convenient highway network around schools delivered through School 20mph and Speed Management Schemes.

All schemes are supported by a programme of education, information and publicity to inform residents of the travel choices available to them and their impact on the environment.

What we are proposing

We are proposing to install three new crossing facilities and a speed reduction zone on along the school frontage on Croft Road. The scheme will include:

  • New raised crossing facilities on Croft Road near Rockliffe Court, the school entrance/egress and Elmfield Road.
  • A 20mph zone on Croft Road along the school frontage.
  • Installation of appropriate 20mph and 30mph signs at zone entry points and appropriate 20mph road markings.
  • A proposed relocation of the existing signalised crossing point, from the existing location adjacent to Rockliffe Court, to a new signalised crossing near to the school gates. The existing crossing is old and needs replacing, and we would like your views on this proposed relocation.
  • Waiting restrictions on Croft Road to assist people crossing the road.

View a map of the affect road [pdf document].

We have taken care to ensure that driveways are not obstructed, and that the features are placed in the best locations to have a traffic calming effect. 

Why are these measures necessary?

The Council is committed to providing a safer highway network around schools to reduce the risk of road traffic collisions. We believe that these proposed measures will increase the safety of school children and residents in this area, and also encourage more people to walk and cycle.

What do you need to do?

Please take the time to consider our proposals as indicated on the attached plan and then complete the short questionnaire attached. The questionnaire has a space for views and comments which will be considered as part of the consultation process and may help to influence the final scheme.

If you wish to ask specific questions, then you can contact the scheme designer.  

Following this consultation, we will progress with implementation of the scheme. You will be given the opportunity to object formally to the final scheme proposals.

The closing date for this consultation has been extended.

Runs from:
17/03/2023 to 08/05/2023
Roads and infrastructure Community Safety Planning and Development

Noel Walecki

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