New speed limit for Winford


Work will start later this month to introduce a new speed limit in a North Somerset village, as part of the council’s ongoing commitment to improving road safety.

A 20mph limit will come into effect in Winford Village from the end of January. As part of the scheme, works will take place to build out the kerb on Barrow Lane to create a single lane priority system, by the junction with Brookside. There will also be new road markings and signs on High Street, Parsonage Lane, Felton Lane, Market Place and The Oaks, advising road users of the new speed restriction.

The works are due to start on Monday 16 January and are expected to last for two weeks, with the 20mph speed limit coming into effect once the scheme is completed.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, deputy leader and executive member with responsibility for highways, said: “This scheme will lower the speed of vehicles travelling through Winford village, improving road safety for villagers, and pupils and parents going to and from the primary school.

“We’re planning the work so that no road closures will be necessary. The works on Barrow Lane and High Street will be restricted to between 9.30am and 3.30pm to avoid peak traffic times and minimise any potential disruption. There may be times when temporary traffic lights are in place overnight while we construct the build out.”

The works are being funded by Winford parish council, at a cost of £20,000, and the scheme is being delivered by Skanska on behalf of North Somerset Council.