Leonard Stanley road set to benefit from second phase of safety scheme
BATH Road in Leonard Stanley is getting safer thanks to new speed reducing humps being installed using developer money.
The speed reduction measure is being put in by highway crews on November 4.
It’s the second part of a safety scheme being delivered using section 106 developer funds, which will help reduce the impact of a nearby new development on road users and the local community.
The road will be completely closed during the construction of the speed humps, but work is expected to only take two days.
The first phase, which was recently completed, included safety improvements to the junction of Bath Road/Marsh Road ‘Lambs Triangle’.
The second phase introducing new speed humps on Bath Road will reduce speeds of traffic in the area, particularly between the new development and existing play park.
Vernon Smith, Cabinet member for roads and flooding, said: “It’s great to see developer money being used to improve our roads and make them safer for our local communities.”
“New developments impact the local road network, and Section 106 money helps us work with local communities to make improvements which help reduce this impact on their neighbourhood.”
Stephen Lydon, local county councillor said: “I can understand some members of the community are not in favour of speed humps. However, they have been shown to reduce traffic speed and I trust this will help pedestrians, particularly school children, travel more safely.”
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