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Decision details

Proposed Removal of the A61 London Road - Queens Road Tidal System

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek endorsement of the principle of removing the tidal system.


The Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport:-


(i)            endorses the revocation of the London Road and Queens Road tidal working Traffic Regulation Order and the removal of the associated infrastructure; and


(ii)          approves the principle of the replacement traffic management arrangements including the revisions to Traffic Regulation Orders described in this report and, if necessary, the making of additional orders.

Reasons for the decision:

As essentially a maintenance scheme, the works described above do not require a specific Cabinet Member approval. However, officers feel political endorsement would be advantageous given the need to publicise what will be a major change to the operation of an extremely important strategic route.

Alternative options considered:

A simple renewal of the existing gantry system has been ruled out as explained in paragraph 1.3 of the report.


The scheme described within this report has been proposed and developed by Amey as part of their responsibility to fulfil the terms of the Streets Ahead maintenance contract. There is no funding to incorporate further major improvements.

Publication date: 22/02/2019

Date of decision: 21/02/2019

Effective from: 01/03/2019

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