Page Updated 13th July 2014

 New Traffic Calming

Original 2013 Proposals  – large file  pdf – 5.92 Mb

Zebra Crossing Consultation

2014 Sandwich Road Drawings

Traffic Order for new speed limits

Phase 2 Proposals – 2014

Phase 2 Overall Layout Drawing

Phase 1 Trial Results

Phase 1 Trial – 2013

Phase 1 Drawings

 


Zebra Crossing Consultation

Issued on 24th June 2014

 

Printable copy of this drawing – pdf 230 Kb

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Traffic Order for New Speed Limits

The Official Traffic Order

      

THE KENT COUNTY COUNCIL (VARIOUS ROADS, THE DISTRICT OF THANET)

(20MPH, 30MPH, 40MPH, 50MPH SPEED LIMITS AND DERESTRICTED ROADS)

AMENDMENT NO. 7 ORDER 2014

 

NOTICE is hereby given that the Kent County Council proposes to make an Order under Sections 81, 82, 83 and 84 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which would be to:

 

Reduce from 50mph to 40mph: Canterbury Road West (1) From the Cliffsend roundabout to a point 105 metres west of the western boundary of number 54. (2) From a point 73 metres east of the eastern boundary of number 2 to a point 140 metres west of the northern Lord of the Manor roundabout. Reduce from 40mph to 30mph: Sandwich Road – From a point 200 metres west of the western boundary of number 131 to a point 75 metres east of its junction with Cliffs End Road. Reduce from Derestricted to 40mph: Sandwich Road – From a point 200 metres west of the western boundary of number 131 for a distance of 300 metres in a westerly direction.

 

A copy of the proposed Order, an explanatory statement and a map showing the lengths of roads concerned may be inspected during normal office hours at County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ or at the offices of the Ashford Highway Depot, 4 Javelin Way, Henwood Industrial Estate, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8AD .

 

Any persons wishing to support the proposal, or to object to it should write to Kelly Garrett, Ashford Highways Depot, Javelin Way, Henwood Industrial Estate, Ashford, TN24 8AD or email tro@kent.gov.uk quoting the name of the Order and stating their reasons, by and no later than 19 May 2014.

 

The Plan showing Altered Speed Limits

Printable copy of this plan   pdf 721 Kb

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Phase Two Proposals – 2014

For construction Spring / Summer 2014

The Phase 1 proposals have been amended taking into consideration comments received during the trial.

One addition, due to popular demand, is a Zebra Crossing on the Sandwich Road near Foads Lane.

An overall layout drawing is shown below.

Canterbury Road West (CRW)

The making permanent of the traffic signalled gateway;

The making permanent of the partial closure of the northern Lord of the Manor roundabout;

White hatching down the centre of carriageway;

New/ widened footways on south side of CRW between Sea View Road and Cliff View Road;

The relocation of the Westwood bound bus stop out of the lay-by leaving the lay- by available for general parking;

The removal of the ‘Clearway order’ on CRW to allow on street parking;

The addition of village gateway features to the existing build-out to the east of the village;

Alterations to the existing speed limits making the section fronted by properties 30mph,  and the remaining stretches either side to the roundabouts 40mph.

Sandwich Road 

The installation of a Traffic Signalled Village Gateway near the petrol filling station;

A raised table with zebra crossing near Foads Lane;

A raised table at the junction with Cliffs End Grove;

A mini roundabout at the junctions with Meverall Avenue & Cliffs End Road;

The relocation of the Sandwich bound bus stop out of the lay-by leaving the lay-by available for general parking;

The removal of the existing build-out near Chalk Hill;

The addition of a village gateway feature to the east of the village;

Alterations to the existing speed limits making the section fronted by properties 30mph with a 40mph buffer zone from the new signalised gateway for a distance of approximately 300 metres.

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Phase Two Overall Layout

 

Printable copy of this drawing  pdf – 228 Kb

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Phase One Trial Results

 

The Traffic Signalled Village Gateway on Canterbury Road West has proved successful in reducing traffic volume (see Table 1 below).

Concerns were raised initially that the signals were not favouring traffic leaving the village.
Alterations were subsequently made to the signals to reduce the green time for traffic entering the village.
It was not possible for the signals to rest on green for traffic leaving the village as a safety assessment considered it unsafe in terms of encouraging higher approach speeds.

The partial closure of the northern Lord of the Manor roundabout has proved successful in reducing traffic volume on Canterbury Road West (see Table 1 below).

Concerns were raised over the initial queue on Haine Road as a result of all traffic from Haine Road having to turn left onto the signal controlled southern Lord of the Manor roundabout (gyratory).
Alterations  were subsequently made to the timings of the signals to improve their operation and reduce queues on Haine Road.
Observations show this has been successful and has not resulted in unacceptable delay at the gyratory.

Alterations were made to the lane markings at the signal controlled gyratory during the trial to improve traffic flow and address lane confusion issues.

Table 1: Traffic Monitoring Summary for Canterbury Road West

Average Daily Flow
 
Before Original Traffic Calming
 Feb/ Mar 2012
After Original Traffic Calming
Nov 2012
During Phase 1 Trial
Feb/ Mar 2014

CRW East Site Near Windsor Road

20,312
 
10,349
(49% reduction)
5,297
(74% reduction)

CRW West Site Near Jentex

19,576
 
9,830
(50% reduction)
5,016
74% reduction)

Average Speed

 

 

 

CRW East Site

33 mph

30 mph

33 mph

CRW West Site

34 mph

33 mph

34 mph

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Phase One Trial – 2013

The Traffic Calming team held 2 exhibitions in Cliffsend in Nov – once the 3 month trial had been underway for several weeks.

One was an evening event – Monday 25th Nov – 4.30 to 8pm
The other was a daytime event – Tuesday 26th Nov – 10am to 4pm

Residents were able to personally discuss any worries / concerns / suggestions / with the team members.

Full-scale copies of drawings were available:-
Of the trial scheme on the Canterbury Road West.
And the full schemes for both the Canterbury West and Sandwich Roads.

 

The full drawings for all of the suggested traffic calming improvements for both the Canterbury West Road and the Sandwich Road are available in the link below, but it is a single large file – 5.92 Mb .

Please note that the consultation period referred to in the file has now passed.

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 Phase 1 Drawings

 

Full file on this websitepdf – 5.92 Mb

The 2 detailed drawings for the Canterbury West Road Phase 1 trial scheme are shown separately below.

 

Cliffsend Roundabout Exit and Traffic Signalled Village Gateway

 

Printable copy of this drawing – pdf 370 Kb

 

 

Traffic Reduction Measures at the Lord of the Manor Roundabout (North)

Cliffsend Traffic Calming 2013 Phase 1 trial - Lord of the Manor Roundabout

Printable copy of this drawing – pdf 433 Kb

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