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Speed limit to be cut on road through Grimsargh

Posted on - 13th June, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Whittingham Lane runs through Grimsargh Pic: Google
Whittingham Lane runs through Grimsargh Pic: Google

Drivers heading through Grimsargh are to see the speed limit cut.

Around 400 metres of Whittingham Lane will have the new 30mph speed limit put in, down from 40mph.

Lancashire County Council is tabling proposals to cut the speed limit on a number of rural roads – including in Grimsargh, which is the only one in Preston with the proposal.

The stretch runs from Cow Hill to just beyond Lynwood Avenue.

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In a report to the county council’s cabinet its highways officers write: “In the interest of road safety, for the avoidance of danger to persons or other traffic using the road, and for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising Lancashire County Council are proposing to reduce the speed limit, on a section of Whittingham Lane.

“This will reduce the potential for accidents and increase journey safety.”

Councillors are due to discuss the proposals at cabinet on Thursday (14 June).

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Chairman of the Grimsargh Parish Council Lindsay Philipson said: “The Parish Council have discussed the situation regarding speeding on Whittingham Lane on several occasions and raised it with the Police.

“We are pleased to see action being taken and the reduction in the speed limit from 40 to 30mph is very welcome indeed.”

Do you drive through Grimsargh? Do you live in the area? What do you think of the proposal? Let us know in the comments below

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