Speed reduction plans for Frampton road to be in place this summer

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A speed limit reduction on Frampton’s London Road is finally set to be in place this summer – after delays caused by council ‘staff shortages’.

The Standard ran an article last July about residents in the area calling for speeding restrictions on the 60mph road following a number of accidents where vehicles had ended up in their gardens.

They were calling for a 40mph restriction but the council proposed to bring the limit down to 50mph.

Campaigner Rosalie Simpson said she and fellow residents had been pushing for the reduction since 2011: “The best we have been offered is sometime in the summer.

“It’s just not good enough. Speeding traffic and senseless driving is making our lives difficult, and we are just waiting for the next accident.”

She added: “We are now in 2013 and we still have no speed limit change, no signs, no sign of signs, and most importantly no limit for the police to enforce.”

Andy Wharff, area highways manager at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We have already started to implement this proposal and the lower speed limit should be in place by the summer.

“It had been hoped to complete this piece of work earlier, but staff shortages have unfortunately resulted in a slight delay.”