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Councillor Backs Plans To Reduce Speed Limits

Wednesday April 3 2013

Speed limit set to be reduced Speed limit set to be reduced

PLANS to reduce 60mph speed limits on two approaches to Thurgoland have been proposed by Barnsley Council.

Suggested alterations will affect Halifax Road, coming from Wortley, and Thurgoland Bank, which connects Oxspring and Thurgoland.

Plans will see a 40mph limit put in place on Halifax Road, 73 metres before the junction with Crane Moor Road, before it reduces to 30mph near Ernest Thorpe's garage.

The 30mph limit from the top of Thurgoland Bank will be extended for an additional 47m in the direction of Oxspring, while the link road between Thurgoland Bank and Rag Lane will also be subject to a 30mph limit.

"We're anxiously awaiting implementation," said Cllr Paul Hand-Davis. "I'm very much behind the concept."

"Any traffic policeman will tell you that 60mph to 30mph is the hardest reduction to make. On our country roads, it's a big issue," he added.

A plan showing the proposed restrictions may be examined at Penistone Library or the Barnsley Connects Service Centre, Eldon Street, Barnsley.

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Reply Posted by AHR on Wednesday April 3 2013 at 12:24
About time the police spent a bit more time checking the speed of cars on so called 20mph roads, around Athersley its more like F1 some days. Or the advert to the right of this page !

Reply Posted by Hoyland Red on Wednesday April 3 2013 at 12:49
AHR - The police do not enforce 20mph speed limits - Speed limits as low as this are supposed to be self enforcing. It's up to the Highway Authority to prove to the Police when setting the speed limit that 20 or thereabouts is what the majority of drivers will travel at.