February 27, 2019 3.11 pm This story is over 56 months old

Speed limit to be reduced on ‘high risk’ Lincolnshire road

The improvements could come from Government funding

A stretch of road labelled as one of the 50 highest risk sections in the UK could be reduced to a 50mph speed limit.

Lincolnshire County Councillors wil consider reducing the limit on the A1084 between Caistor and Brigg on Monday.

They will also look at reducing the road further still to 40mph as it passes through Grasby and parts of Brigg.

The stretch of road was one of four in Lincolnshire to receive part of a £175 million Safer Roads Fund aimed at reducing the number and severity of fatal and serious injury collisions on the 50 highest risk road sections based on Road Safety Foundation analysis in 2016.

A report before councillors outlines “a history of reported injury collisions along the length of road concerned”.

Executive member for highways Councillor Richard Davies said the speed reduction was part of “a range of improvements” planned.

“One of the measures is to reduce the speed limit to 50mph along this stretch of road,” he said.

“However, councillors are being asked to consider whether a 40mph limit is more appropriate where the road passes through Grasby and in the area around Brigg garden centre.

“The other safety improvements include improving the grip of the road surface and the local signage and road markings along the route.”

At the same committee meeting, the speed limit on Uffington Road, in Stamford, will also come under the spotlight following “a number of reported injury accidents”.

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership has requested the change because of the past five years there have been one fatal, one serious and seven slight reported injury collisions.

Objectors are calling for the 50mph to be reduced to 30mph, however, the report recommends overruling those

Councillors will also look to expand the 30mph limit on Newstead Lane and Mill Lane as part of the move.

A speed limit reduction from 40mph to 30mph on Station Road, in North Thoresby, is also set to be approved in a separate agenda item.

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