West Worcestershire Harriett Baldwin has welcomed confirmation that a 40 miles per hour limit will be put in place along a stretch of road that has seen a series of serious accidents in the last year.
Harriett has campaigned for the speed limit after meeting with local residents in 2021 to talk about the treacherous junction at the A46 at Hinton Cross.
The MP has lobbied National Highways and the police to investigate the causes of a number of accidents and secured a commitment to implement a speed limit along one stretch of the dangerous road.
Harriett also visited Sedgeberrow First School to talk to staff and pupils about their concerns and the MP passed on the request to implement a 40 miles per hour limit, as it is along other nearby stretches of the A46.
“I’ve had meetings with the local community and several meetings with the body responsible for managing this stretch of busy road and I am pleased that a speed limit will shortly be put in place.
“It has taken a very long time to work through the red tape to get this speed limit in place but I am relieved that National Highways have opted for a 40 miles per hour limit.
“This is now going to need a commitment from the police and Safer Roads Partnership to enforce the limit and we’ll hopefully see a reduction in the number of incidents along this stretch of road.
“I’m thankful to the parish and county councillors who have put their weight behind this campaign, and I hope that this measure helps to make car journeys easier and safer for local people.”
Photo: FLASHBACK TO 2021: Pictured at the A46 junction (l-r) Harriett Baldwin MP, Karen Rowley, Sue Morris and Elizabeth Eyre.