Traffic calming measures given go ahead in Slinfold

The go ahead has been given for 20mph speed limit and traffic calming measures to be introduced in Slinfold with the aim of improving road safety in the village.

The changes were instigated by Slinfold Parish Council, which successfully applied for a County Council Community Highway Scheme to be devised. Joy Dennis, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, has given the initiative the go ahead and installation works are likely to take place later this year.

The new 20mph speed limit will apply to Clapgate Lane, Greenfield Road, Hayes Lane, Lowfield Road, Lyons Close, Lyons Road, Mitchell Gardens, Park Street, Six Acres, Spring Lane, The Street, Streetfield Road, Tannery Close, The Grattons and West Way.

The scheme will be supported by traffic calming in the form of built out kerb lines to narrow the road in Park Street, The Street and part of Lyons Road.

Joy Dennis said, “Studies show that, in the event that a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, there is a significant reduction in the risk of being fatally injured at 20mph, compared to 30mph. We are therefore delighted to be able to take forward this local initiative which is also intended to reduce incidents of rat running through the village.”

The works are estimated to cost £107,000.