Each year the council develops an Accident Investigation and Prevention programme of local safety schemes following a detailed assessment of accidents that have occurred and their locations in Thurrock.
Local safety schemes provide the main focus of targeted engineering measures in the borough. These are generally measures designed to reduce personal injury accidents at identified cluster sites or highway links. The schemes typically include improved signs and road markings, pedestrian facilities, junction improvements, traffic signals and resurfacing. Local safety schemes are only developed after a thorough investigation of the personal injury accidents that have occurred in the borough over the last three years. Engineers carry out this investigation each year; consequently, local safety schemes are not generated from individual requests.
In addition to local safety schemes, the council has a continuing programme of minor schemes to improve the safety and operation of the highway network. Many of these minor schemes originate from requests made by the public such as pedestrian crossing facilities, reduced speed limits and minor issues such as new warning signs.
For further information, please see our Traffic Management page.
If you would like to report a safety matter at a junction or to make a request for improved safety features such as pedestrian crossing facility please contact the Engineering Services Traffic Section. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.