Cabinet members ask residents to have their say on raft of new speed limits proposed across North Lincolnshire

Transport and Streets
09:26, Tuesday, 13th June 2023

Communities across North Lincolnshire will be further protected from speeding motorists, with residents now asked to have their say on new speed limit plans.

Cabinet members met in Messingham and discussed a number of matters, including new speed restrictions, the EV charging network, rural transport and new measures set to be implemented to curb street drinking in parts of Scunthorpe.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “We went through a packed agenda looking at ways to improve rural transport to connect communities, families and jobs and some plans to be detailed later this week that will curb street drinking – we will be taking no prisoners and targeting the people making a nuisance of themselves.

“Also, where roads have been identified as a risk in communities, we will step in to protect the safety of pedestrians and motorists but we also need people to drive responsibly and lower their speed – doing this saves lives.

“We really want people now to have their say on the proposals.”

New speed limits have been proposed for six streets across North Lincolnshire in a bid to further protect communities and improve road safety:

  • A 30mph speed limit on a section of Ferry Road (East) Barrow upon Humber (B1402).
  • A 30mph speed limit on Messingham Lane, Greetwell.
  • An extension to the 30mph speed limit on Front Street and Vicarage Lane, Elsham.
  • An extension to the 30mph speed limit on Gainsborough Road, Kirton-in-Lindsey.
  • An extension to the 30mph speed limit on Holme Lane, Messingham.
  • A 40mph speed limit on Brumby Common Lane, Scunthorpe.

The plans are part of the council’s latest strategic investment programme, which has seen major resurfacing work completed in Scunthorpe, Ashby, Bottesford, Burringham and Barton – with more to come this summer in Winterton.

Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member for highways operations, said: “Many residents will already have seen improvements to the road infrastructure in their communities, and we’re investing more still.

“As part of this, we are constantly reviewing speed limits, which play a crucial role in our drive to protect communities and improve safety.

“I would encourage people to share their thoughts with us and comment on the plans.”

Full details and drawings outlining the plans can be found on our website.

Comment on the proposals by emailing: traffic@northlincs.gov.uk before 29 June 2023.

Alternatively, comments can be made in writing to the Traffic Safety Team, Billet Lane, Normanby Enterprise Park, Scunthorpe DN15 9YH.