Suffolk councillors want 40mph limit

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Councillors are pressing for the urgent introduction of a reduced speed limit along a section of road they fear will become increasingly unsafe following the completion of a nearby development.

Parish, borough and county councillors met with highways bosses earlier this month to stress the need for a 40mph speed limit along Mount Road, the boundary between the parishes of Rushbrooke with Rougham and Great Barton.

They are concerned about the effect of increased traffic during the construction phases and completion of 500 homes on Moreton Hall, with plans to link three access roads to Mount Road.

They also fear that building a secondary school on land next to Lady Miriam Way will exacerbate the situation, with Mount Road likely to be used as a ‘rat run’ and have called for a traffic-controlled crossing where cycle path 51 crosses Mount Road.

Parish councillor John Eden said currently of around 40,000 vehicles which use the road each week, more than 500 speed.

County councillors Becky Hopfensperger and Terry Clements have offered funds from their highways budgets to pay for the legal charges.