Traffic calming agreed for Hoyles Lane in Preston

Friday, February 07, 2020

Road humps and a 20mph speed limit have been agreed for Hoyles Lane, Cottam, on the west side of Preston, to reduce vehicle speed.

The proposals were agreed at the county council's Cabinet meeting yesterday (Thursday 6 February).

These traffic calming measures will be installed along the full length of Hoyles Lane between Sidgreaves Lane and Tabley Lane, as well as a short section of Sandy Lane outside Cottam Nursery School. This will consist of 19 pairs of road humps to reduce vehicle speeds, together with the speed limit reduction.

Now that it’s been agreed, it is hoped work will be complete by June this year.

County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "Traffic calming helps to improve road safety, encourages people to keep to the speed limit and makes residential streets less attractive as a route for through-traffic.

"The road humps and speed limit reduction will improve safety and reduce the attractiveness of Hoyles Lane as a through-route.

"Traffic calming measures on Cottam Way have encouraged some drivers to instead use Hoyles Lane as a through-route, but these traffic calming measures will reduce the attraction of doing this."

The estimated cost of this work is £100,000, which will be paid for through a developer contribution known as a Section 106 agreement. This is specifically allocated for traffic calming measures along Hoyles Lane.

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