Safety measure to cut crossroads accidents

This story was published 27 July 2017

A temporary chicane is being created in Toulston Lane in Tadcaster, near the crossroads with Rudgate.

Traffic calming measures near the junction

There have been four collisions resulting in personal injury since November 2014, one of them fatal.

As a result, North Yorkshire County Council will be testing the effect of a speed-reducing chicane on Toulston Lane from today. The temporary chicane, which will be created using water-filled barriers, will be in place for at least six weeks. It is expected to reduce approach speeds on Toulston Lane to make the crossroads safer for all road users.

The County Council’s Executive Member for Transport, Councillor Don Mackenzie, said: “The idea is to reduce traffic speeds to make things safer at this junction. Its effectiveness will be monitored and if successful it will be followed by permanent measures.

“The temporary arrangement should cater for all traffic, but the purpose of the trial is to ensure the spacing of the build-outs forming the chicane is suitable for this location.’’