Check road plans with new online tracker

March 26 2015

A NEW online tracker has been created to help residents monitor the progress of minor highway schemes in the area.

A NEW online tracker has been created to help residents monitor the progress of minor highway schemes in the area.

Traffic Choices shows the decision process behind choosing certain schemes, and displays the council’s progress towards installing the project.

The system adds clarity and openness to the spending of the devolved highways budget, where each Neighbourhood Partnership in Bristol receives £17,000 to £25,000 each year to spend on road improvement schemes.

The tracker keeps a log of highway issues raised by the public throughout the year, ready for the Neighbourhood Partnership’s transport subgroup to consider annually.

The subgroup then works with a council engineer to narrow down priorities and discuss solutions – the tracker keeps a record of this process for the public to view online.

Once a scheme is sanctioned by the partnership, engineers will tick off major mile stones as they implement the chosen scheme.

Redland councillor Martin Fodor said: “There are always many requests and proposed projects vying for the devolved budget we have - with some simple signs and lines able to be assessed and carried out without much delay. But other local projects need to be considered and prioritised, eg for safety merit or other needs.”

The tracker can be found at www.trafficchoices.co.uk. To propose a local highway improvement scheme, get in touch with your local Bishopston or Redland councillors.