Leicester

Anti-speeding scheme in Kegworth is completed

A £30,000 scheme to help cut speeding in a Leicestershire village has been completed.

The measures are aimed at reducing traffic speeds on Ashby Road and High Street in Kegworth.

The project involved putting in new vehicle-activated signs which flash when triggered by speeding motorists.

New wooden gates have been placed at the village entrance to remind drivers they are within a 30mph (48 km/h) speed limit area.

The pavement along High Street has also been widened to make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road.

Lesley Pendleton, county council cabinet member for environment and transport, said: "The improvements are aimed at encouraging motorists to slow down, helping to improve conditions for local residents and safety for all road users."

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