A GREAT Horton road will be subject to £31,000 worth of road safety measures after a traffic improvement scheme was approved by councillors.

In the past five years there have been six crashes on the stretch of Spencer Road, between Clayton Road and Beckside Road. One accident was fatal, two “serious” and one involved a child pedestrian.

A road safety scheme was approved by members of Bradford Council's Bradford South Area Committee on Thursday, and one member said people had raised concerns about traffic on the road for years.

The approved scheme will see the addition of a pedestrian refuge island, road cushions, new double yellow lines to prevent cars parking near junctions and footway buildouts.

In March 2017 Kevin Kilminster, 42, was killed after being hit by a car on Spencer Road. At his inquest in March, it was heard how the driver of the car did not see Mr Kilminster until it was too late, as he was thought to have stepped out from behind a car.

At the meeting, Councillor Joanne Dodds (Lab, Great Horton) said: "For as long as I've been a councillor, people have come to me with issues about traffic on Spencer Road.

"We always said it was only a matter of time before there is a fatality, and now there sadly has been one.

"I fully support these measures."

The work had already been approved by the council in principal, but had gone out to public consultation, with 55 households on the stretch of road asked what they felt about the scheme.

There had been five objections to the plans, with most questioning the types of traffic calming measures that were proposed.

But members were told that highways experts had chosen the measures as the best way of making the road safer.

The committee unanimously approved the plans.