Dunsville residents are celebrating a victory, thanks to a new £180,000 traffic light scheme agreed between Doncaster MBC and Sheffield City Region.
Doncaster has now agreed to install new traffic lights at the junction of the A18 High Street and St Marys Road, Dunsville.
Said Dunsville resident Cllr Derek Smith: “This decision is really welcome. Residents in Dunsville often face long delays queuing to get out onto the busy A18 at peak times. The new lights will make a big difference.”
Said Cllr Linda Curran: “New traffic lights seem like a small issue, but this is about the quality of life for Dunsville residents. We have been battling for this for a number of years and I’m delighted that we have finally succeeded.”
Said Cllr Duncan Anderson: “This has taken a few years, but now we will see a new traffic light junction built in this financial year. We will alert residents as soon as we have a timetable for the work.”
Said Caroline Flint: “We have championed road safety in Dunsville for years. We managed to get the speed limit lowered coming into the village; councillors secured new safe crossing islands; and now we can help residents get onto the A18 more easily with the new lights at the St Mary’s Road junction. This will make a big difference to over 350 households who use St Mary’s Road to access the main road. I’m delighted for local residents.”
The junction will include a pedestrian crossing and the bus stop will be moved a short distance away from the junction.