Cambridge: A10 Speed Limit Cut
19 January 2012, 11:36
Plans have been announced to reduce the speed limit on two sections of the A10 between Cambridge and Ely.
Under Cambridgeshire County Council proposals, the speed limit will be cut from 60 to 50 miles an hour between:
- Ely and Stretham
- Chittering and Milton
The idea is to make the road safer.
Since 2008 there have been 141 crashes and three people killed on the A10.
The Council will now formally advertise proposals to alter the speed limit.
If there are no objections to the plans, the new speed limit be introduced by late February.
If there are objections, the Council will consider these objections before coming to a decision on the proposals.
Local Councillor James Hockney, who has been campaigning for a lower speed limit, said, "I am delighted to see progress being made so soon into 2012 after my call for action in the New Year.
We have been waiting for improvements for some time.
In the last three years there have been 40 injury related accidents reported thorough Waterbeach Ward - so anything that can be done to improve road safety on this dangerous road is welcome.
I have been calling for improvements ever since I have been a District Councillor back in 2004.
We have seen some action including the Denny End traffic lights and street lights we campaigned for.
But clearly more must be done.
The Slap-up junction is one of the most dangerous junctions in Cambridgeshire - so we need work to improve this junction as well.
This is a good first step for 2012 and I will be working with Highways to see this progessed."
If the new limit is bought in, it will be up to Cambridgeshire Police to enforce it.
Cambridgeshire County Council has told Heart that there are currently no plans to install speed cameras along the road.