Speed limit change on the cards

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TRAFFIC through Surfleet could be forced to slow down by law under new proposals to lower the speed limit.

Lincolnshire’s highways bosses are currently working on plans to lower speeds between Surfleet and Pinchbeck following a county-wide review of all A and B roads.

It will see the limit go from 40mph to 30mph in Surfleet and 60mph to 50mph heading to Pinchbeck.

A consultation on the plans will take place in the coming months.

Sue Cooper, senior highways officer, said: “This includes consulting with the local county councillor, town and parish councils as well as the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership and others who may use the road regularly, like bus or haulage companies.

“Any objections received would be reported to the Planning and Regulation Committee at this stage, before the proposals are formally advertised in the local paper and on the road itself.”

The review looked at factors such as the average speed of vehicles using the roads, frequency of collisions and the level of development, including housing and the presence of schools or shops nearby.