Grotton road is ready to rumble

Date published: 14 January 2024

Liberal Democrat Councillors in Grotton are delighted that rumble strip road safety measures have finally been installed after years of campaigning.

Rumble strips alert drivers of potential danger by changing the noise a vehicle’s tyres make on the surface.

They are widely used in the UK to improve road safety in areas where a hazard or speed restriction needs to be highlighted. 

“Under Lane in Grotton is a place where lots of people are concerned about vehicle speeds, so this has been on our wish list for a very long time,” said Cllr Alicia Marland. 

Despite numerous accidents and daily speeding incidents, it previously wasn't possible to secure Highways funding for any enforcement measures of cushions or a 20mph limit.

However, Cllr Marland’s persistence has won through and strips were finally installed earlier this month. 

“This stretch of road is narrow, it has no pavement, there is a blind exit from Quickedge Lane and there is limited residents parking which results in double parking on Under Lane,” added Cllr Marland.

Cllr Mark Kenyon added: “We can’t sit by and do nothing as this route is hazardous for both pedestrians and vehicles.

"I’m pleased to say that this is just the start of several traffic safety projects that we are moving forward with this year. 

"Many of these projects will have a positive impact on local schools where safety is our highest priority.

"Obviously we can’t fix all of the dangerous driving all of us witness on a daily basis, but that shouldn’t stop us trying."

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