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Speed limit reductions on our roads

PLANS unveiled by Solihull Council could see a reduction in speed limits on some of the borough’s busiest roads.

PLANS unveiled by Solihull Council could see a reduction in speed limits on some of the borough’s busiest roads.

Following a review of the local transport network, the authority has pinpointed 23 areas where the limit could be curbed.

In many areas, the council is responding to concerns from local residents or a spate of accidents.

Parts of Solihull’s busiest routes could be subject to the changes - the Kenilworth Road, Stratford Road and Warwick Road are among the roads which might be affected.

In most cases the limit will drop by 10mph, but on some stretches of road the reduction could be more drastic - 20 or 30mph.

If approved, the changes would come into force in 2011.

Councillor Ted Richards, cabinet member for transport, highways and infrastructure, said: “It is a national requirement for us to review the speed limits of roads across the borough.

“In many of the areas, we have been asked by residents to take action about the speed of traffic, and we hope that by reducing the speed limit, we can make the roads safer for motorists and pedestrians alike.”

A consultation process will see the council take the proposals to residents’ groups, MPs and other interested parties.

 

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