Rempstone Rd, East Leake - 40mph Speed Limit and Prohibition of Driving - New Consultation

Closes 17 Jul 2020

Opened 15 Jun 2020

Overview

Via East Midlands Ltd, working on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, is proposing to introduce a prohibition of driving on Rempstone Road, East Leake. The prohibition would start at the junction with Loughborough Road and extend in a south-easterly direction for a distance of 351 metres. The prohibition would allow access for non-motorised users (cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians) and for all motor vehicles requiring access onto the land off Rempstone Road. There would be a fixed closure at the junction with Loughborough Road and a gated access at the opposite end outside Home Farm. This section of Rempstone Road is a narrow country lane with hedges to both sides.

The restriction is being proposed because of the expected increase in traffic due to the additional houses being constructed on Rempstone Road to the north-west of the Loughborough Road junction. The restriction will stop motor vehicles from cutting through to Rempstone and the A60. The prohibition will reduce the current number of accidents at the junction which are caused by vehicles not stopping and overshooting the junction. The crossroads junction would be safer for all users.

To the north-west of the Loughborough Road junction it is proposed to introduce a 40mph speed limit. The limit would start from near the junction and extend in a north-westerly direction to finish at the start of the existing 30mph speed limit. The new limit would reflect the changing nature of the road with the new housing development on Rempstone Road. The 40mph would reduce the speed of traffic approaching the 30mph speed limit.

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