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Reduced speed limit for A16 at Crowland

Motorists on the A16 will have to slow down when they approach a difficult junction when a new speed limit comes into force later this year.

Lincolnshire County Council has agreed to reduce the speed limit on the 'Radar corner' A16 junction at Crowland last year in place of an unpopular traffic calming scheme.

The council was proposing to introduce water filled barriers that would prevent cars from crossing between Hull’s Drove and James Road. These would have also prevented traffic going south on the A16 turning into James Road.

View from James Road. (47811750)
View from James Road. (47811750)

But this plan was shelved by the council's planning and regulation committee following a deluge of complaints from farmers and locals, who are calling for a roundabout. Officers had proposed the £78,000 scheme in a bid to "reduce the number and severity of personal injury collisions" on this stretch of road.

The county council says that it received no objections to an advert proposing to reduce the speed limit on the A16.

A spokesman said: "We are now arranging for the relevant speed limit signs to be put up on site and for the order to be made operative."

There is no date set yet for when the order comes into force.

On Saturday, Deepings firefighters were called to a crash involving two vehicles on Hulls Drove.

While further down the A16, Cowbit Parish Council is also calling for action to be taken after a speeder was recorded travelling at 95mph.

They are also calling for a meeting with Coun Richard Davies, the county's executive councillor for highways.

Coun Trevor Tyrrell said: “I feel the villagers of Cowbit have been let down by the county council since the opening of the A16. Before construction, finances were put in place as part of the scheme, to address problems that would arise after the road opened.

"We asked for traffic calming and told there was no money left due to it being spent on other projects.

“Our parish council committee feel the south of the county is being neglected and would like Coun Davis to come and talk to us.”

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