A comprehensive ten-year arrange for easing congestion in Middlesbrough has been unveiled – also it carries a park and ride rail station at Nunthorpe.
Middlesbrough Council calls the city the ‘city heart of the Tees Valley’ and says it requires a transport intend to match its aims.
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Leadership recognises that its plans to attract more businesses and attract more council tax payers into new housing is “more likely to place additional strain” on already congested roads.
And a written report to the authority’s Executive recommends an assortment of new roads, road widening and improved traffic signalling to greatly help solve those traffic woes over the town.
Residents have complained for many years concerning the well-known ‘Marton Crawl’ of traffic issues on Marton Road, past James Cook University Hospital especially.
But traffic can be an issue on other main also, arterial routes through the city such as Stainton Way , Acklam Road, Ormesby Cargo and Road Fleet Lane.
Last, the council unveiled its plans to create new roads between Ladgate Lane and Longlands, and a ‘spine road’ to link an enormous raft of new housing south of Acklam to the A19.
The Executive is currently being recommended to formally approve the Middlesbrough Integrated Transport Strategy 2018-2028 at a gathering in the city hall in a few days.
The document talks about Middlesbrough’s walking and cycling routes, rail, and public transport links.
The council says it shall continue steadily to look at innovative means of promoting alternative travel, including the offer of a free of charge bike for folks moving into a fresh development.
Cllr Lewis Young, Middlesbrough Council’s executive member for economic development and infrastructure, said it had been very important to Middlesbrough to get a “well-planned, efficient and fully integrated transport system to complement our ambitions”.
He said: “This plan brings together several important infrastructure proposals which can only help and mitigate for continued growth.
“One of many proposals is for all of us to work jointly with this colleagues at Redcar & Cleveland Council and the Tees Valley Combined Authority to build up a Nunthorpe park and ride.
“This, plus a amount of planned road improvements and the introduction of a Longlands to Ladgate Lane link road, needs to have a large impact in easing traffic flows into and out of Middlesbrough.
“This plan isn’t just about roads, however, and we have been putting innovative measures to market public transport forward, cycling and walking as alternatives to driving.”
Recent work undertaken by Arup to measure the impact of varied potential road improvements against population growth estimates is reflected within the programme of improvements.
The ten road schemes highlighted are in various stages of progress and can cost £45.5m – with £23.7m identified already.
Middlesbrough Council will undoubtedly be aiming the plans and the significance of delivering the entire programme to the Department for Transport and Tees Valley Combined Authority.
It says it really is dealing with Cleveland and Redcar Council to build up a park and ride in Nunthorpe, but will be “supporting instead of leading” because the proposed site would lie in its neighbouring authority.