Paving the way for public safety

A major part of Jet Aire’s civil engineering business is carrying out highways adoption on behalf of housebuilders and developers – we are experts in installing kerbs, constructing pedestrian islands and finishing surfaces for roads, footpaths and cycleways to a standard approved by Highways Authorities.

Like all aspects of Jet Aire’s operations, it is not a service that we treat lightly: the quality of this work can provide a lasting legacy of greater safety for the residents of new homes developments as well as other people living in the wider surroundings. It’s very gratifying when you hear appreciation from the local community and Jet Aire were delighted this week when we received a message of thanks passed on by Persimmon Homes relating to adoption work we completed at their Ceretic Park development off Low Street in Sherburn-in-Elmet.

Joanne, a resident living near Ceretic Park, had contacted Selby District Council in September to find out whether there were plans to install a crossing island on Low Street to assist the many children who now live in the new Persimmon development as well as those living in the Redrow and Strata sites opposite. The busy road has a speed limit of 40mph and the influx of new residents across the three developments prompted Joanne’s concerns regarding public safety in the village.

Fortunately, Persimmon Homes and Selby District Council already had plans in place which addressed Joanne’s fears. Part of Jet Aire’s adoption work included the installation of new pedestrian crossing points, drop crossings and a new pedestrian refuge island to enable the residents from all three developments to cross the carriageway safely.

After the work was completed in October, Joanne contacted Selby District Council again to express her gratitude for the difference it had made:

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in the works on Low Street in Sherburn. The new pavement and crossing island are just what we needed and mean we can now safely cross the road to school. Thank you for all the work you’ve put into making our village safer and more accessible.”

Selby District Council passed Joanne’s message on to Persimmon, who kindly relayed it to Jet Aire’s attention with their own words of thanks. Joanne’s sentiments underlined the importance of high quality highways adoption and its enduring value for local communities.