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Help requested posted on 18th May 2017:

SCP operation within temporary roadworks

Can anyone help with information on this? I need to know what the guidance is on temporary road works. For example if there are temporary traffic lights and one lane of a two way section of road is blocked for a significant distance, is it OK to operate a SCP within the temporary traffic light area i.e stopping cars who are coming through the roadwork area on a green light? I would be grateful if anyone has any information on this.

Crawford Prasser

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Response posted on 23rd May 2017 by:
Beryl Miles

E: Beryl_Miles@bathnes.gov.uk
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SCP operation within temporary roadworks

When there is a traffic control reducing to one movement of vehicles you can time the gap to see if a pedestrian movement is possible or ask for a delay on the light change to allow a larger gap in the vehicle flow. Then ask the school to inform the parents that whilst the patrol is stood down they should use the light sequence red. Alternatively, look to locate the crossing a distance from the road works within the protection of the hazard warning lights. Ensure the patrol works with the traffic light sequence stopping traffic. Or if all fails, suggest the 13 weeks of school holidays for works to be done.


Response posted on 26th May 2017 by:
Steve Hands

E: steve.hands@camden.gov.uk
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SCP operation within temporary roadworks

I would advise against this as the chance of gridlock is high, also the drivers focus will be on clearing the restricted section so it will put an SCP at risk. You can get temporary pedestrian crossing systems that can be build into the phase of all of the temporary lights i.e full red for vehicles and Green man for peds. SCP's are often seen as an easy option, I will normally push back for other options to be considered such as School holidays as mentioned above or better traffic management systems.


Response posted on 26th May 2017 by:
Steve Hands

E: steve.hands@camden.gov.uk
T:

SCP operation within temporary roadworks

I would advise against this as the chance of gridlock is high, also the drivers focus will be on clearing the restricted section so it will put an SCP at risk. You can get temporary pedestrian crossing systems that can be build into the phase of all of the temporary lights i.e full red for vehicles and Green man for peds. SCP's are often seen as an easy option, I will normally push back for other options to be considered such as School holidays as mentioned above or better traffic management systems.


Response posted on 5th June 2017 by:
Cheryl Evans

E: Cheryl.Evans@westberks.gov.uk
T: 01635519984

SCP operation within temporary roadworks

I would also advise against - I have found driver behaviour is at its worse when they are already delayed due to the road works I have witnessed drivers driving aggressively with little regard to children crossing. I would recommend moving the SCP away from the area.

Please note - if the most direct crossing point is within the road works it is NOT easy to discourage the parents to cross here so the SCP may need extra support. I found it amazing how parents will chose convenience over safety!


Response posted on 5th June 2017 by:
Charles Thompson

E: charles.thompson@novo55.com
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SCP operation within temporary roadworks

Definitely advise against this. Gridlock as above. By the time the SCP lets the traffic run again, the opposing stream will probably have a green, so traffic in a head-on situation.


Response posted on 5th June 2017 by:
Cheryl Evans

E: Cheryl.Evans@westberks.gov.uk
T: 01635519984

SCP operation within temporary roadworks

I would also advise against - I have found driver behaviour is at its worse when they are already delayed due to the road works I have witnessed drivers driving aggressively with little regard to children crossing. I would recommend moving the SCP away from the area.

Please note - if the most direct crossing point is within the road works it is NOT easy to discourage the parents to cross here so the SCP may need extra support. I found it amazing how parents will chose convenience over safety!


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