£600,000 road safety plan for accident blackspot


A £600,000 plan has been drawn-up to help improve road safety at The Green in Long Eaton.

Derbyshire County Council are proposing to replace the existing roundabout with traffic lights and install cycle lanes along Derby Road and Nottingham Road.

The project will be funded jointly by the county council and travel charity Sustrans.

The Green has the highest number of collisions in Derbyshire involving cyclists.

26 out of 85 collisions along the route between September 2007 and July 2012 involved cyclists − that is 30 per cent compared to the county average of seven per cent.

Local people will be able to look at the plans and comment on them at a consultation event being held at the Town Hall on January 22 from 11am to 6.45pm.

Cllr Dean Collins, deputy cabinet member for jobs, economy and transport for the county council, said: “The number of people injured on this route is high.

“That’s why we believe action is needed to prevent further casualties in the future.”