Latest scheme for Corporation Road

THE latest proposals for traffic calming proposals on an Ilkeston road have been revealed by Derbyshire County Council.

The plans will see Corporation Road narrowed on the corner near the Davy Lamp pub to slow down speeding cars and lorries.

Residents have been campaigning for safety measures to be taken for years but have so far failed to agree on what should be done.

Residents June and John Kinson have worked with the council on the latest plan to ensure as many local people as possible are pleased with what has been put forward.

Mrs Kinson said: “This has been going on for too long so we said to the council, what about our idea?

“They looked at it, liked it and since then we’ve been working on getting something together that we feel people will be happy with.

“It’s been a lot of hard work, my husband designed it and spent hours working on the proposals, we’ve been on the phone constantly and have a £250 bill but we’ve done it for the community.”

Highways bosses are now hoping to install chicanes to slow traffic down.

The latest proposal was sent out to residents last week and there will be a public consultation period until June 17.

Hadley Street resident, Matt Newport, said: “This is definitely the best plan so far and I hope it goes ahead and soon.

“This has been going on for years now and something just needs to get done.

“No one wanted The Triangle gone, everyone wanted the bus stop to stay where it is, this latest plan means all of those people will be happy and it should slow the traffic down as well.”

County councillor, Michelle Booth said: “I’m really happy that this is a plan supported by residents.

“The mini roundabout was always a no-no and people were not going to be forced into having it when they didn’t want it. I just hope that everyone supports it and it happens because residents have been wanting something done for years.”

A spokesman for Derbyshire County Council said: “We’re proposing changes to the junction at The Triangle to improve the entrance on to Corporation Road, improve visibility, and reduce the speeds of vehicles.

“No decisions have yet been made. We’ll consider all the feedback we receive before reporting back to the cabinet member for highways and transport who will decide what we do next based on the comments received.”