March start for speed measures

ROAD improvements to slow vehicles and increase accessibility for pedestrians in Kingsclere Road, Overton, are set to commence in March.

A combination of crossing points and the narrowing of roads with extra markings will aim to encourage traffic to slow down, creating a safer environment.

The main feature will be a road narrowing by the entrance to a footpath used to access the local school, which will give priority to traffic leaving the village centre.

Overton Parish Council chairman Tom Ridler said: “Kingsclere Road is part of the ‘Village 30’ initiative, but sadly many drivers continue to speed excessively.

“The road is used by parents walking their children to school and the parish council is concerned for their safety and the local environment.

“It hopes that these measures will improve both.”

The works will also improve pedestrian facilities at the Berrydown Crossroads, through the addition of an informal crossing point there, and will extend the virtual footway on Red Lion Lane from the entrance of the Edward Kersley Playing Fields up to the junction with Greyhound Lane.

Plans are available to view on the HCC website at www3.hants.gov.

uk/transport-schemesindex.

htm and by following the links related to the works.

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3:00pm Wed 27 Feb 13

curtis57 says...

What these councillors need to do is spend the money on repairing the roads instead of speed bumps as these cause major damage to our cars? & accidents I almost had repair bill for over a £1000.00 repair bill due 3 big over sized potholes near Overton, as these councillors think more about cuts backs than repairing the roads? sad they are quick to forget we employed them our behalf not themselves?
What these councillors need to do is spend the money on repairing the roads instead of speed bumps as these cause major damage to our cars? & accidents I almost had repair bill for over a £1000.00 repair bill due 3 big over sized potholes near Overton, as these councillors think more about cuts backs than repairing the roads? sad they are quick to forget we employed them our behalf not themselves? curtis57

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