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Work to halt speeding on busy road could begin within weeks

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 12, 2014

Moira Road, Woodville

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WORK to install traffic calming measures on a South Derbyshire road which has been plagued by speeding drivers could begin as early as April.

Woodville councillor Paul Dunn told a public meeting that plans to install speed humps and raised junctions in Moira Road to improve safety was expected to begin within weeks, to the relief of residents living along the busy stretch.

It is hoped the £40,000 plan will put an end to long-running concerns over speeding along the stretch and also make the area ‘unattractive’ to lorries, also high on the list residents’ bugbears.

But the community is finally about to get its wish, with traffic calming measures first mooted for the road four years ago.

At the latest parish council meeting, Councillor Dunn, who represents Woodville for Derbyshire County Council, said: “The Moira Road speed humps have been approved by cabinet and now it’s just a question of when we get the contracts issued.

“We’re hoping by April or May the job will be started.”

The parish council said it would ask the police to monitor speeding along the road until the work begins.

Chairman Malcolm Gee said: “Hopefully it is going to be better and will alleviate the problem.”

Residents have long complained about the amount of lorries persistently using the road and insist it is not suitable.

Councillor Steve Taylor said: “There has been a constant battle to stop HGVs from using the road.

“It has taken a long while, around four years, to get these traffic calming measures in. When they come in I believe it will make it unattractive for lorries.”

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