COUNCILLORS are planning measures to prevent residential roads becoming rat runs.

And Greenhead councillors have proposed traffic calming measures following complaints from residents of speeding and inappropriate parking in Marsh.

Proposals include:

A no entry at the junction between Thornhill Road, Thornhill Ave and Syringa Street to prevent the roads being used as a rat run;

A chicane below the junction of Syringa Street and Imperial Road to reduce traffic speeds on Syringa Street and to reduce parking problems near the junction;

Waiting restrictions at the junction of Syringa Street and Mint Street to improve visibility at the junction; and

A plateau on Jim Lane at the junction with Broomfield Road and a mini-roundabout at the junction with Reed Street and Luck Lane to reduce speeds.

Details of the plans on display at Marsh United Bowling Club, Eldon Road on Friday, 4-8pm. Councillors will be on hand to answer queries. Questionnaires will be distributed for residents’ opinions on the scheme.

But some have complained that the meeting is at an inconvenient time for some residents.

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