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Safer Routes in Communities

Published: 15/10/2014

Flintshire County Council could change the way in which it prioritises highway improvements and school/community safety road safety initiatives after a Cabinet meeting this Thursday (16 October). Members are being asked to consider a new way of assessing future highway improvements that could also form the basis for project bids to request funding from Welsh Government and the Council’s own capital works programme. There are currently many different types of highway and safety improvement schemes being promoted by the Council and requested by residents and community organisations, such as casualty reduction schemes, school/community based safety schemes, and various requests to improve the highway network for road users. Councillor Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “The new Highway Improvement Matrix, will provide a single assessment method for all types of highway improvements. If approved, it will be used to prioritise the highway safety schemes which provide the greatest benefits to the community and those which are most likely to be successful in achieving external funding. The process will ensure transparency in the process and that the schemes chosen are the highest priority in the County”