Traffic calming measures

How much have DCC spent on traffic calming measures over the past 5 years?
How much of this figure was in rural village locations?
How much of this figure was on A or B roads, entering and exiting villages?

With reference to your further questions below and our responses where we have confirmed that we do not hold the information, we do not consider that we hold the information relating to a total expenditure in all of the areas where you have requested information.  Please feel free, on consideration of our responses below, to re-submit your request and we will consider the totals of expenditure in the areas where we do hold information.

Please could you specify costs to introduce the following types of traffic calming measures (we appreciate these may be approximate but we would like to see an indication as to how much each different element costs)

1. Chicanes (per chicane installed) –

We do not hold this information as there are too many parameters to consider for each location; for example drainage, land take, environmental, construction type

2. Speed bumps in the road

In excess of £6,000, excluding traffic management. Again, the cost depends on size and drainage issues

3. Raised speed bumps which go across a road –

Please refer to our response to question 2 above.

4. Speed cameras (initial capital and ongoing revenue costs) –

Average speed camera systems are scalable and as such there is not a fixed cost as depend on the size and complexity of the site.   Camera manufacturers may be able to assist on representative costs.

5. Warning signs (which flash when a driver exceeds the speed limit) and moving of current lights

In excess of £3,000 depending on power source and existing street furniture

6. Count Down Signage on entering a village (set of three signs ‘ which count you down 3 stripes, 2 stripes, 1 stripe when entering the 30 mph area)

This is not an authorised traffic sign and Devon County Council therefore does not hold this information.

7. Additional Signage eg ‘ ‘Welcome to Woodbury ‘ please drive slowly and carefully be respectful of our village ‘ 30 mph’

Please see our response to question 6 above.

8. 30 mph roundels printed on the road

In excess of £65 excluding any Traffic Management or restricted road status (please note that roundels are not permitted in a street lit 30mph speed limit)

9. Gateways to all main routes

There are any number of intervention measures that can be introduced at a gateway and therefore without a precise description of the internvention measure, we do not hold this information

10. ‘Build Outs’ for protection of property/vehicles

Please refer to our response to question 1 above.

11. Priority signage eg Priority given to oncoming traffic on two lane roads

The cost of this can vary significantly as this may require illumination depending on location.  We therefore do not hold this information.

12. Removal of painted lines, hatch markings

£10+ per m2 excluding any Traffic Management, restricted road status or condition of carriageway

13. Painting of yellow lines to restrict hazardous parking

To implement a Traffic Regulation Order that allows Devon County Council  to install Waiting Restrictions starts at £3,000

14. Raising a pedestrian crossing so as to slow traffic down when

Please refer to our response to question 1 above

15. Appropriate signage to warn of pedestrian crossing

In excess of £30 excluding any Traffic Management, restricted working conditions and new street furniture such as a post to mount a sign

16. Cyclists/Horse Riders signs

In excess of £30 excluding any Traffic Management, restricted working conditions and new street furniture such as a post to mount a sign

17. Widening/Improving/Building additional pavements and existing pavements

Please refer to our response to question 1 above