Grafton Road Timed Closure

Closed 5 Jul 2013

Opened 7 Jun 2013

Results updated 26 Nov 2013

Option 1 was agreed to be implemented. 

Further information can be found here -

This decision was subject to a 'call in' to scrutiny in which the original decision was approved.  Further details can be found here -


We are aware that some drivers find the existing closure confusing, and
they do not understand the signs used. The current signage (shown in
Diagram 1) is in the Highway Code and meets the Department for Transport
legislation. However, some people do still drive through the closure when
the restrictions are in place. To improve compliance, the Council would like
to consult on the following options, but have included an option to leave the
current arrangement as they are:

1. Retain the existing timed closure with a revised layout and new Variable Signs (electronic signs displaying information like those used on motorways), reverting to northbound vehicles giving priority to southbound vehicles when the timed closure is not in force. The width restriction would remain.

2. Install a full timed closure for motor vehicles between Barrington Close and Kiln Place (except emergency vehicles and pedal cycles).

3. Re-open Grafton Road to two-way traffic, retaining the current layout and width restriction.

4. Do nothing - retain existing timed closure and layout.

Options 1, 2 and 4 would be installed with new, improved advance warning signs.


What happens next

Thank you for taking the time to take part in the consultation, which closed on 5 July 2013.  We are currently collating and analysing the responses and will keep you updated on the progress of the next stages of the decision-making process. 


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