Council takes on traffic management responsibilities for two carriageways in Middlesbrough to reduce costs

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough Council takes on traffic management responsibilities Middlesbrough Council takes on traffic management responsibilities

IN a bid to reduce costs a North-East council has created a new unit to tackle problems on two busy dual carriageways.

The 24-hour Incident Response Unit, formed by Middlesbrough Council, will reduce traffic management costs in the town by £45,000.

The team will now provide incident response on the A172 link road and the 6km section of A66 within the Middlesbrough boundary and will incorporate a daily inspection to identify emergency defects and carry out debris removal.

The service was previously provided by a private contractor at an annual cost of £45,000.

Councillor Nicky Walker, council’s executive member for environment, said: “The most important aspect of developing this facility is that we are able to make a real saving while maintaining a public service.

“Credit must go to the Streetscene Service staff who have completed this training and gained the necessary qualifications to allow us to put it into practice.”

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6:44pm Mon 16 Dec 13

daviek28 says...

I think they need Linthorpe Road sorting out what ever idiot decided it was a good idea to remove the bus lanes and make the road so narrow thats its dangerous needs sacking, lorrys, Taxis and cars parked on double yellow lines and in bus stops, im suprised no one has been killed, and now they block southfield road off to cause more chaos, forcing all the traffic onto linthorpe road!
I think they need Linthorpe Road sorting out what ever idiot decided it was a good idea to remove the bus lanes and make the road so narrow thats its dangerous needs sacking, lorrys, Taxis and cars parked on double yellow lines and in bus stops, im suprised no one has been killed, and now they block southfield road off to cause more chaos, forcing all the traffic onto linthorpe road! daviek28

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