Submitted by Editor on Tue, 23/01/2024 - 16:24

A community engagement event to discuss latest plans for the Broughton Road/McDonald Rd/St Mark’s Path junction will take place on Wednesday 24 January (3.30–7.00pm) in the Link building classrooms at Broughton Primary School.

The junction requires attention because of its proximity to the school and the imminent arrival of new housing on the sites of the former bowling greens and Powderhall Waste Transfer Station.

Consultants Stantec aim to encourage and prioritise active travel and make it safer.

The preferred design option at this stage proposes signalled phases for pedestrians and cyclists to cross separately, with no need for zebra crossings over cycle lanes.

Other key features include widening of the footway to the north of the junction, and widening of the western footway along McDonald Road.

One sceptic Spurtle has spoken to suggests many southbound cyclists wanting to turn right into St Mark's Path or the new developments may not be patient enough to first cross McDonald Road and then cross Broughton Road west to east before turning left.

junction plan

For those unable to attend, plans are available online here. Feedback can also be offered via a 10-minute survey here.