An example of a junction table

Proposed speed humps would ensure drivers keep to 20mph near new housing development

Proposed speed humps would ensure that drivers keep to 20mph speed limits near to a new housing development in Accrington.

At Lancashire County Council's next Cabinet meeting on Thursday, February 8, Councillors will discuss whether or not to give the go-ahead to three road humps on Thorneyholme Road and a junction table where it meets Moss Hall Road.

County Councillor Scott Smith, lead member for Highways and Active Travel said: "We received a number of complaints about drivers speeding on this road and the additional traffic from the new development could likely exacerbate the situation.

"Cabinet will discuss whether or not we should install speed bumps in a bid to slow traffic, creating a safer and more community-friendly environment for pedestrians and other vulnerable user groups.

"During the planning application process carried out by Hyndburn Borough Council for the new housing development at the end of Thorneyholme Road, Lancashire County Council recommended that the road would greatly benefit from traffic calming measures in the form of a junction table and flat top humps to ensure that vehicle speeds are kept to the 20mph limit. These proposals would be funded by the developer via Section 278 money."

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