For a number of years, concerns have been raised regarding traffic flows and vehicular speeds on Horton Lane. Significant investigations were undertaken in 2011, 2015 and again in 2017 where, unfortunately, on each occasion we were not able to reach a consensus with residents of Horton Lane and the wider community. Subsequently a scheme wasn’t taken forward at each of these consultations.
Solutions that involve physical traffic calming measures (speed cushions, built-outs etc) were considered during these previous consultations however no consensus as to the most suitable option for the area was reached.
As a result of continuing concerns raised by the Borough Members for Hadley and Leegomery and Hadley and Leegomery Parish Council, Telford & Wrekin Council has now introduced an experimental scheme to close off Horton Lane at the junction with Hortonwood 60. Access is still available to pedestrians and cyclists as well as emergency access if required.
Investigations undertaken in 2017 show that the additional journey times/distances due to the closure are only marginally higher due to the higher category and higher speeds roads that make up the alternative routes. This means that the increase in journey times are expected to be minimal and pollutants from slow moving and stop/start traffic that may use Horton Lane will be reduced and the net impact is therefore likely to be reduced.
Traffic data was collected along Horton Lane in January 2020 and Collision Data has been reviewed again in December 2020. A summary of both the Traffic and Collision data can be viewed within the Consultation Briefing Note.
As outlined above, this is being carried out on an experimental basis for a minimum of six to twelve months. Formal comments and objections are now being received through the online survey which can be accessed below and can be received until 21 June 2021; all responses received will be regularly reviewed as part of the monitoring process undertaken with the experimental order.
We welcome your response to the scheme through the following survey.
Last updated: 14/01/2021 15:28