Several new road-safety schemes are to be introduced south of Penarth following a long campaign by two Independent councillors representing Sully on the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
The two Independents – Cllrs Bob Penrose and Kevin Mahoney – have now received confirmation that a whole raft of road safety measures, which they’d been calling for, has been added to the Vale Council’s “capital works programme” .
The list of improvements – all of which are now set to be implemented – comprise:–
- Installation of a lights controlled crossing on Lavernock Road near its junction with Cosmeston Drive.
- Conversion of the zebra crossing on South Road (near the School), to a push button/ lights controlled ‘Puffin Crossing’.
- Improvements to the South Road/ Hayes Road/ Sully Moors roundabout – providing deflection and cycle/ pedestrian facilities to the existing link, including speed calming measures.
- 30 mph vehicle activated signs on South Road, near to Library, to afford driver awareness and hopefully reduce vehicle speeds.
- Roundabout improvements to the Biglis Roundabout (McDonalds).
- Extension of the double yellow lines on South Road/Weston Avenue junction.
- Kerb to be built out on the junction of South Road/Clevedon Avenue.
- Improvements to be made to the junction of Cog Road/ South Road (near Church) to improve traffic flow, including a central island to assist pedestrians crossing over South Road.
- Feasibility study to provide a right turn ghost island incorporating a pedestrian island at the junction of South Road/ Beach Road/ Swanbridge Road.
- Yellow lines to be fitted to the bus stop on South Road outside the One Stop shop.
Cllrs Mahoney and Penrose have also asked for the existing speed limit on Beach Road be reduced to 30 mph.
The two councillors have already been responsible for the installation of a new Puffin crossing on South Road (near the Post Office), the re-surfacing Beach Road, reducing of the speed limit to 30 mph on Swanbridge Road from South Road to the Cog Triangle and upgrading the pedestrian crossing on South Road (near Sully Library).
Cllr Mahoney and Penrose are now focusing on Penarth’s dangerous Sully Road – the narrow winding lane which runs from the “Cog Triangle” to Redlands Road, Penarth – the scene of a number of recent accidents. The two Independents are supporting the aims of the Sully Residents’ Petition and the “Pass Wide and Slow Wales Campaign” on this notorious stretch of road.
They’re calling for the Vale Council to cut the speed limit to 30 mph along the whole of Sully Road , are demanding that all potholes be repaired, drainage be improved and that Sully Road be added to the Vale’s routine Road Salting and Gritting arrangements.