Lincolnshire County Council plans zebra crossing in Sheepmarket

The possible site for a zebra crossing in Sheepmarket, Stamford
The possible site for a zebra crossing in Sheepmarket, Stamford
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Lincolnshire County Council could install a zebra crossing on one of the busiest pedestrian routes into Stamford town centre.

Councillors are considering whether to approve plans for a crossing in Sheepmarket.

The aim is to provide a pedestrian link between Stamford station and the town centre, via the Meadows and Castle Dyke.

Two limited waiting bays to the east of Castle Dyke would also be removed and replaced with a no waiting zone.

A council spokesman said: “We have wanted to provide a walkway into town in this area of Stamford for many years.

“We are looking to install a formal zebra crossing which will provide a safe and easy way for people to cross the road.

“We are currently consulting with members of the public to understand their views. If the feedback is positive we could be in a position to build the zebra crossing by the end of the year.”

The plans are part of the wider community travel zone scheme for Stamford, which aims to reduce the number of short car journeys made in the town.

In 2011 the county council set aside £320,000 to install a zebra crossing in Casterton Road, make improvements to the footpath in Sutherland Way and put in a pelican crossing in Sidney Farm Lane.

They were the most favoured when the council carried out a consultation in 2010 asking people in Stamford where the money should be spent.

Any objections to the Sheepmarket zebra crossing proposals, together with the grounds upon which they are made, should be sent in writing to R A Wallis, Executive Director (Communities)), Lincolnshire County Council, 4th Floor City Hall, Lincoln, LN1 1DN (for the attention of Mrs T Featherstone, Traffic Orders Section) by June 27.