Green light for Burringham 20mph speed limit

Transport and Streets
14:40, Friday, 17th March 2023

A new 20mph speed limit will be introduced on a raft of streets in Burringham to further improve road safety.

It comes after a consultation and resident survey in which people had their say on the plans.

Following the feedback, the speed limit will be reduced on the High Street, Stone Lane, South View Avenue and six other streets, while a 40mph limit will be introduced on the approach to South View Avenue.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “20mph speed limits are one of the important tools at our disposal that will help us make North Lincolnshire’s road network safer for pedestrians and motorists.

“We have already introduced a 20mph limit in Barton town centre earlier this year and we want to implement more still.

“Reducing speed limits has been shown to reduce collisions and save lives so I’m really pleased residents in Burringham have joined those in Barton in throwing their support behind the plans.”

The introduction of the speed limits are part of the multi-million-pound investment being made across North Lincolnshire’s road network, backed with Government cash.

Cllr Josh Walshe, ward councillor for Burringham and Gunness, said: “I am pleased to see a 20mph limit will be introduced in Burringham. Residents have told the council they are concerned with the speed of vehicles travelling through the village and potential damage to property and parked cars so it’s great we will be able to help address this.

“The 20mph limit will make the community safer for everyone, and not only that, it will reduce emissions and improve air quality – both of which we know have a huge impact on the environment and our health.”

A town centre 20mph limit has already been implemented in Barton and, as part of the plans, other safety-boosting changes will also be introduced on other key roads across the area.

This includes a reduction in the limit on Wharf Road in Ealand from 50mph to 40mph as the A161 passes Seven Lakes Country Park.