Temporary highways measure in Retford to be removed
A temporary one way system which was implemented at Bridgegate in Retford at the end of June as part of the Council’s Covid-19 recovery plans is set to be removed on Thursday 13th August 2020.
The temporary order prevented traffic entering Bridgegate from its junction with Amcott Way (Hallcroft Roundabout) and diverted traffic along Amcott Way and Arlington Way.
It was hoped that the temporary order would give people more opportunity to social distance as shops and businesses started to reopen in the town. However, a review of the one-way system has found that the temporary order has not worked as intended and numerous issues have been reported by both members of the public and businesses.
Councillor Phil Rostance, Vice Chair of Communities and Place Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said:
“We looked to identify a number of temporary measures to support local high streets and we said that we would review them once the majority of shops reopened to ensure they were still fit for purpose. Unfortunately, in the case of Bridgegate, it just hasn’t worked and while we want to support local businesses, we also need to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
“We’re now working with Bassetlaw District Council to look at other options, including additional signage at pinch points, to remind people about social distancing in the area.”