Reduce speed limit on Coxmoor Road
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As MP for Ashfield, I am backing local residents in their campaign to get the speed limit on the road they live on reduced from its current 60mph status.
I met with members of the Sutton Junction Residents’ Association who raised their concerns about the speed that traffic travels at along Coxmoor Road.
The road has a 60mph speed limit and residents want it to be reduced because they think it is too fast and too dangerous for vehicles to travel this fast on a residential street.
They say there have been a number of accidents and near misses and that walking along the pavement is taking a risk when HGVs can go thundering past at such a speed.
I have written to highways chiefs at Nottinghamshire County Council, urging them to look into the matter and reduce the limit as appropriate.
The residents are clear that there is a serious safety issue with the 60mph speed limit on Coxmoor Road.
We are asking for the council to look at reducing this limit because people live on this street and we want action to be taken before someone is injured or worse.
In response Nottinghamshire County Council said;
"Changes to speed limits are not deliverable in the short-term (due to the funding and capacity available to deliver them, as well as the lengthy delivery period). Traffic regulation orders are required to legally implement speed limits and make them enforceable and the Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations 1996 sets out the procedure to be followed when making these which includes consultation and publicity.
In addition, consultation on the traffic regulation order for the proposed speed limit may result in objections which will need to be considered as part of the process.
However, the request to reduce the speed limit on the B6139 Coxmoor Road Sutton in Ashfield has been assessed and the location will be considered for inclusion in a future year’s programme subject to budget.
Limitations and approval from the Communities and Place Committee at NCC, unfortunately we cannot say when it may be included in the programme."
With Tory cuts hitting councils, I want Nottinghamshire County Council to ensure that the speed limit is assessed and included in the programme. Lives are are risk and people are merely becoming a number due to budget restraints.
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