Planned road review to make B1010 route safer

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Part of the stretch that is being reviewed Part of the stretch that is being reviewed

Thousands of pounds has been earmarked to go towards making a main Burnham road safer, though residents will have to wait a year until improvements are put into place.

The B1010 Burnham to Cold Norton has had £18,500 signed off for improvements by Maldon District Local Highways Panel.

A technical review of the route will cost £5,000 while the remaining £13,500 will pay for any improvements that need to be made once the review is completed.

The review will focus on road markings, overtaking and whether the existing speed limits are practical and safe.

It is due to be finished in February 2015.

* See today's Standard for full story.

 

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10:36am Thu 12 Jun 14

revdsmcc says...

It is good that they are showing a willingness to examine the problem, but 18.5K is not going to go very far is it? By the time they've paid wages, equipment, materials etc.....
It is good that they are showing a willingness to examine the problem, but 18.5K is not going to go very far is it? By the time they've paid wages, equipment, materials etc..... revdsmcc
  • Score: 1

10:36am Thu 12 Jun 14

revdsmcc says...

It is good that they are showing a willingness to examine the problem, but 18.5K is not going to go very far is it? By the time they've paid wages, equipment, materials etc.....
It is good that they are showing a willingness to examine the problem, but 18.5K is not going to go very far is it? By the time they've paid wages, equipment, materials etc..... revdsmcc
  • Score: 0

10:36am Thu 12 Jun 14

revdsmcc says...

It is good that they are showing a willingness to examine the problem, but 18.5K is not going to go very far is it? By the time they've paid wages, equipment, materials etc.....
It is good that they are showing a willingness to examine the problem, but 18.5K is not going to go very far is it? By the time they've paid wages, equipment, materials etc..... revdsmcc
  • Score: 0

7:19am Fri 13 Jun 14

OnlyMeee says...

"The review will focus on road markings, overtaking and whether the existing speed limits are practical and safe."

Or to put it another way:

"There will be a blanket ban on overtaking anywhere this side of the moon. All speed limits will be reduced to below walking pace. And additional signage will be installed to highlight all the other ways you're facing certain death on the region's roads, including (but not limited to) driving whilst tired, driving whilst drunk, driving whilst using a mobile phone, running over a motorcyclist, not having your vehicle ready for winter, boredom when you're trundling along a perfectly safe stretch of country road at 30MPH, distraction from reading too many pointless road signs....."

Of the £13,500 remaining in the budget, £13,000 will be distributed evenly amongst "the suits" leaving £500 to cover the cost of manufacturing & installing the aforementioned signage.

Any funds left over will be used to purchase a solar-powered smiley in case all the previous signage was not patronising enough.
"The review will focus on road markings, overtaking and whether the existing speed limits are practical and safe." Or to put it another way: "There will be a blanket ban on overtaking anywhere this side of the moon. All speed limits will be reduced to below walking pace. And additional signage will be installed to highlight all the other ways you're facing certain death on the region's roads, including (but not limited to) driving whilst tired, driving whilst drunk, driving whilst using a mobile phone, running over a motorcyclist, not having your vehicle ready for winter, boredom when you're trundling along a perfectly safe stretch of country road at 30MPH, distraction from reading too many pointless road signs....." Of the £13,500 remaining in the budget, £13,000 will be distributed evenly amongst "the suits" leaving £500 to cover the cost of manufacturing & installing the aforementioned signage. Any funds left over will be used to purchase a solar-powered smiley in case all the previous signage was not patronising enough. OnlyMeee
  • Score: 3

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