Shropshire

Aqueduct 'high' speed bumps to go after complaints

Speed bumps on a Shropshire road that exceed the recommended height are to be removed after complaints.

They were installed on Majestic Way in Aqueduct, Telford, about five years ago as part of traffic calming measures costing £17,000.

But Arriva Buses and the Telford Senior Citizens Forum have raised concerns.

Telford and Wrekin Council said the bumps measure more than 100mm (3.9 inches) and the maximum requirement is 75mm (2.9 inches).

There are no plans to replace them, the council said.

'Consistent heights'

In a statement the council said: "Over the last two years, the council has received requests from Arriva and Telford and Wrekin Senior Citizens' Forum to look at traffic calming on some bus routes, due to concerns over passenger comfort and possible impact on vehicles.

"The concerns have been raised constructively through meetings and the council agreed to investigate locations causing greatest concern.

"We have looked at the construction of the traffic calming on Majestic Way and identified that sections of the hump are higher than the 100mm that we aim to have as a maximum for the height of traffic calming.

"We now specify maximum heights of 75mm for traffic calming and use a lot of pre-manufactured traffic calming to ensure heights are consistent."

A review will be carried out to see what effect these changes will have on the road.

The 1999 Highways Regulations stated that the maximum dimensions of a road hump should not be higher than 100mm but later advice recommended a height of 75mm.

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