Transport Consultation - Dunston 20mph Zone

NOTICE is hereby given that the Council is proposing to introduce The Borough Council of Gateshead (Dunston Area, Gateshead)(20mph Zone)(Waiting and Loading Restrictions) Traffic Regulation Order 2020 AND The Borough Council of Gateshead Highways Act 1980 - Section 90C (Dunston Area, Gateshead) Proposed Construction of Road Humps.

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NOTICE is hereby given that the Borough Council of Gateshead in exercise of its powers under Section 90A of the Highways Act 1980 and after consultation and in accordance with Section 90C of the Highways Act 1980 proposes to construct road humps complying with the Highways (Road Humps) Regulations 1999 as a traffic calming measure in order to reduce vehicle speed.


The proposed Traffic Order will amend:

a)The Borough Council of Gateshead (Dunston South Area) (20mph Speed Limit Zone Order 2005 to insert the new items set out in Schedule 1 below;

b)The Borough Council of Gateshead (Traffic Movements) (Consolidation) Order 2010 to insert new items into Schedule 1.01 Prohibition of Driving as set out in Schedule 2 below;

c)The Borough Council of Gateshead (relating to Ravensworth Road/Wellington Road) Dunston Order 2009 insert new No Waiting At Any Time items as set out in Schedule 3 below;

d)The Borough Council of Gateshead (relating to Dunston and Teams Area) (Waiting Restrictions) Order 2007 to insert new No Waiting At Any Time items as set out in Schedule 4 below;

e)The Borough Council of Gateshead (relating to Dunston and Teams Area) (Waiting Restrictions) Order 2007 to insert new No Loading At Any Time items as set out in Schedule 5 below;

f)To revoke orders as set out in the draft order.

(**NB - The schedules to this proposal can be found on the Notice attached to this consultation)

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The Road Hump proposal consists of introducing:

  1. Twenty nine pairs of speed cushions with a height of 75mm and a width of 1.9m and length of 3m and a 500mm drainage channel either side of the carriageway at the locations specified in **Schedule 1 below;
  2. Twenty one round top road humps with a height of 75mm and a variable width and a length of 3.7m and a 300mm drainage channel at either side of the carriageway at the locations specified in **Schedule 2 below; and
  3. Seven raised flat top table with a height of 75mm and a full width of the carriageway and a variable length at the locations specified in Schedule 3 below.

(**NB - The road hump schedules can be found on the Notice attached to this consultation)

The current speed limit on the lengths of road is 30mph until the proposed 20mph speed limit zone is brought into effect. (except Market Lane which will remain a 20mph speed limit until the zone takes effect). There are no additional works or traffic calming features to be undertaken.  Signs will be erected and road markings provided in accordance with the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 at all appropriate locations.

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The draft traffic order together with plans and a statement of the Councils reasons of both proposals are shown on plans attached to this consultation or copies can be requested by contacting telephone number (0191) 4332169 (Ref TS/004884). If you wish to object to either proposal you should send the grounds for your objection in writing to Mike Barker, Corporate Services and Governance, Gateshead Council, Civic Centre, Gateshead, NE8 1HH or email to legaltrafficorders@gateshead.gov.uk - to be received on or before the 15th January 2021.

Started: 18 December 2020
Ended: 15 January 2021
Contact: Legal Traffic Orders
t: 0191 433 3000
e: legaltrafficorders@ gateshead.gov.uk
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