The traffic working group of the Parish Council is attempting to find ways to moderate the speed, volume and type of traffic using Shrewton’s roads to provide some respite for the village and those who live in it.
London Road and the High Street are the areas most often mentioned as suffering the worst problems. A calming scheme for the London Road is ‘in progress’ which should also help the High Street but these are not the only roads to suffer traffic problems; the A360 also suffers vehicles travelling at excess speed and Salisbury Road has HGVs ignoring the weight limit.
To encourage drivers to travel at a lower speed on the A360 it has been proposed to lay down white lines (hatchings), fill in the bus stop lay-by and install traffic islands: and for the Salisbury Road reprofiling the junction with the A360 to make it a T-junction.
For the High Street the suggestion is to provide marked areas for pedestrians .
The three maps below show the proposed schemes. These are not final drawings (they have been produced on a home PC) but are intended to give an idea of the proposed schemes. The traffic group is looking for feedback on these; can we do better?
One area for lining that the traffic group is still working on is the A360 Maddington Street between the Social Club and the Chitterne turning, this is still ‘work in progress’ – if you have any ideas please tell us!
Please provide feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Post updated 4/7/16 12:30pm to correct link for A360/Salisbury Road image