12:46 Monday 17 February 2014

Council dismiss road alterations plea

Written byROB SMYTH

11/11/13 RTC - A444, Castle Gresley Island, Castle GresleyRTC on the A444 at the Castle Gresley Island 11/11/13 RTC - A444, Castle Gresley Island, Castle GresleyRTC on the A444 at the Castle Gresley Island

PARISH councillors have expressed ‘dismay’ after learning that no changes will be made to an accident-plagued road.

Derbyshire County Council revealed that, following a safety review, it would not be recommending any alterations to the A444 bypass.

Members of Castle Gresley Parish Council had been campaigning to bring the 30mph speed limit restrictions into place at an early starting place on the A444 bypass.

The national speed limit applies to the bypass section of the road, which then suddenly drops to 30mph on the approach to the High Cross Bank island.

Cuncillors called for that limit to be introduced higher up on the bypass and also for the installation of speed cameras in Burton Road to be investigated as par of a bid to reduce the amount of accidents in the area.

Kath Lauro, who represents the Linton division on Derbyshire County Council, said she would look into the matter.

However, after talking to council chiefs, she reported that back that they felt that ‘no changes were needed at this current time’.

Sign movement would also have had ‘no impact’.

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