Representatives of the Parish Council met with Rutland County Council Highways and the Rural Services Team in February 2019 to take forward the proposals for traffic calming ;
ITCP/2017/ 10 – Update on the St Eabbas village entrance signage
The village sign yellow backing including a 30mph roundel has been moved north of the car wash. A 30mph repeater roundel has been moved to the other side of the carriageway to make the sign more visible to vehicles entering Ryhall
The red high friction surfacing on the carriageway, white dragon teeth leading to the High friction surfacing has been installed. After an initial period, the black box speed survey will be installed. This monitors speeds for 7 days for 24 hours, plus the type of vehicles which are categorized by length and the average 85th percentile speeds. It was noted that the speed of the vehicles travelling up the hill towards Essendine has not slowed and Highways will consider how to address this.
- ITCP/ 2018/ 16 – Request for a pedestrian crossing at St Eabbas. Request safe crossing for residents / young adults to cross very busy A6121 on the brow of the hill.
These crossings cost 25K each. They do not continually act to slow traffic as they only stop it when activated and there is up to 2/3 minutes wait for the lights to turn red depending on the amount of traffic.
Highways suggested an alternative for safer crossings with a wide pedestrian refuge island in the middle of the road constructed of rubber material that is resilient and low maintenance. It would be wide enough for persons, prams and dogs with maker bollards on each end. This would involve changing the road layout but there is enough highways capacity on the verges to accommodate this both at St
- ITCP/2018/13 – Creation of a bus stop (hail and ride) on the brow of the St Eabbas/ Essendine Hill A6121 for the benefit of residents and children.
This would be considered within the above project, a bus stop opposite the car wash on the flat area of roadway in conjunction with the island scheme will be assessed.
- ITCP/2018/ 15 – Request for a pedestrian crossing on Turnpike Road to alleviate the problem of crossing a very busy main road ( A6121) to access village amenities . To reduce speeding on Turnpike Road.
Highways will consider the same refuge island as above as there should be
- ITCP/ 2018/ 14 – Request for a pedestrian / safe crossing opposite Coppice Road to access to the bus shelter/ stop on the northbound carriage way. A6121 . Also traffic calming to flow vehicles in 30mph zone.
Highways will consider the feasibility of this again as an island refuge.
Additional Requests arising at the meeting :
- 20 MPH limit within the village from Rutland Way, Church Street, The Square and finishing at the Bridge Street junction with Foundry Road. To reduce the speed
Currently the mobile SID (Speed Indicator Device) has been monitoring the speeds in January / Feb 2019 on Rutland Way. The SOD was put in at Belmesthorpe on 25/2/2019 and will be monitored for 3 weeks.
- Traffic calming on the approach to Ryhall from Belmesthorpe on Belmesthorpe Lane
- 40 MPH speed signage on Newstead Lane, Belmesthorpe –
This scheme should be going to the HTWG on the 5th March for review.