Category: Roads

  • NEW SPEED CAMERA VAN LAUNCHED IN CLARE

    If you are one of those people who tend to set out from home a bit late and are always in rush so you put your foot down to make up time, then you better mend your ways. And fast! A new police speed camera van is being deployed on patrol around our local roads…

  • REPORTING HIGHWAYS FAULTS JUST GOT EASIER

    Suffolk’s new online highways fault reporting tool is now up and working. The county council has designed and introduced the new system to make it easier and quicker to report highways faults. It operates with an interactive map so you can plot the exact location of the fault, the most important bit of information for…

  • TRUE GRIT …

    Suffolk is getting ready for winter – and the highways team has bought nine new Econ gritters to replace the ageing machines in our fleet. Meanwhile, a further 29 gritters have been upgraded since last autumn. In all, we have 39 gritters each with an attachable snow plough and three ‘mini-gritters’ which are designed for…

  • SPEED LIMIT REVIEW

    Today I presented to cabinet the report I chaired, with  the roads and transport policy development panel, on speed limits throughout Suffolk. We used the government guidance on setting local speed limits as our starting point and put a Suffolk twist on how we should approach changing speed limits locally. For example, we said Transport systems…

  • GETTING READY FOR WINTER

    The drop in temperature is a timely reminder that winter is on its way. Last year we had a terrible time with storms and floods and in recent years we have had some very bitter cold snaps. But it is good news that despite the many shortcomings over the past year, SCC highways and its contractors Kier May…

  • THINK! RURAL ROAD CAMPAIGN

    Suffolk County Council is supporting the new  national campaign – THINK! –  urging drivers to take more care on our rural roads. In Britain 60% of road fatalities occur on country roads, and new research shows that many more drivers are needlessly putting themselves at risk of an accident. This is partly because if people…

  • Jet Wash part 3

    The saga of the flood on Village Hall Lane, Stansfield continues. I have just heard that highways are coming back on Tuesday to check out the drain underneath the lane. Let’s hope they succeed this time!

  • New 20mph policy for suffolk approved

     The policy paper setting the criteria for 20mph schemes across Suffolk was approved by the county council’s cabinet yesterday. The report was produced by the Road and Transport Policy Development Panel, which I chair. It was a true piece of cross-party work Our key recommendations are: Unless in exceptional circumstances, locations will not be considered…

  • Did the jet wash work?

    No it didnt!  Within a day the water was pouring across the lane again ….     highways are returning ….          

  • Will the jet wash work?

    As long as I have lived in Stansfield the lane to the village hall has flooded. A few years back the local farmer, Phil Dennis, had the ditch above the lane dug out but still after heavy rain the pipe under the road would be unable to cope and water would flooded the road. This…