Make local roads safer for residents of Kingstone and Dowlish Wake

Make local roads safer for residents of Kingstone and Dowlish Wake

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Kingstone Parish Meeting started this petition to Somerset County Council - The Highway Authority

Please sign our petition to make our road safer.

Local residents and visitors should be able to walk, cycle and ride in safety between Kingstone and Ilminster, and along Moolham Lane as well as Mill Lane in to Dowlish Wake. These roads are narrow, unlit, with no footpaths or safe refuge and have a current speed limit of 60 mph.

There are several things currently making these roads unsafe.

(1)  Vehicles travelling too fast for the road conditions, and

(2) Lorries in excess of 7.5 tonnes breaching the current 7.5 tonne weight restriction in place.

The road from Ilminster to Kingstone, as well as Moolham Lane and Mill Lane are not designed for today’s traffic, with lorries, horseboxes, as well as cars towing caravans having to straddle the central line because the road is too narrow. There have also been several recent accidents along this stretch of road. Drivers don’t always appreciate how intimidating it is for pedestrians walking on these narrow roads, often in the dark with no street lighting.

We are asking Avon and Somerset Police to enforce the current weight restrictions in place in Ilminster and between Ilminster and Kingstone. In addition, the relevant Highways Authority, in the interests of road safety, to impose traffic calming measures, including statutory speed limits, from Ilminster through Kingstone to its junction with Longforward Lane and at Kingstone Cross,  Moolham Lane and part way down Mill Lane towards Dowlish Wake.

A site meeting will be required with the relevant highways officers to determine the most appropriate measures.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for signing it; together we can make our local roads safer for everyone.

 

 

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