by Amanda Taylor on 20 May, 2018
Do you have any good ideas for improving our roads and pavements locally?
Cambridgeshire County Council Local Highways Improvement programme funds improvements such as traffic calming, parking restrictions, speed limit changes and footway and pedestrian crossing improvements — we are talking about physical changes up to £10,000. It is a competitive process and Queen Edith’s with bids are assessed alongside others from across the city, but we have been succesful over the past few years, for example parking restrictions have been introduced in Strangeways Road, Netherhall Way, Glebe and Holbrook Roads. See Amanda’s rolling update on the parking restriction schemes.
It is not a speedy process: the bids are assessed early 2019 and officers don’t start work on the successful ones until the spring. What with consultation on the detail and the legal procedures associated with Traffic Regulation Orders, the whole thing takes about 18 months from the date the bid goes in to completion of scheme, sometimes longer.
The County’s ‘Improve Your Local Highway’ web pages provide full information on the Local Highway Improvement (LHI) Initiative and the online application form. The closing date for applications is July 2018, following which you will be contacted by the Council to look at the feasibility of your application in more detail. Your final application will then be presented to the LHI Member Advisory Panel in the New Year.
If you have an idea for a bid and would like to talk about it, please contact Amanda, George, Jennifer or Colin.