Sunday, 24 March 2019

Residents want lower speed limit

RESIDENTS of Watlington have backed the introduction of a 20mph speed limit along part of a busy road.

The parish council says the move is designed to improve the safety of both drivers and pedestrians using Pyrton Lane, where there have been a number of accidents.

A survey was delivered to households in Pyrton Lane and St Leonard’s Close as well as those on the Marlbrook Estate that back on to the section of Pyrton Lane affected.

The majority of respondents were also in favour of installing speed bumps and build-outs to discourage speeding.

They supported renewing the red road surface at the junction with Cuxham Road which has almost disappeared. This provides a warning to drivers that the junction has poor visibility and that a 20mph speed limit is ahead.

Most people wanted white lines at the edge of the stretch of lane between the junction with Prospect Place and the entrance to the first courtyard in order to emphasise how narrow the road is round the bend.

The proposals were put forward by a small group of residents of Pyrton Lane following meetings with representatives of Oxforshire County Council, the highways authority, and the parish council.

The results of the survey will be sent to the county council for it to draw up a plan and provide costings and timescales for the work.

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