Topsham to have 20mph restriction

A SPOKESPERSON from Devon County Council said there are plans to introduce 20mph speed reduction areas for most of Topsham's roads.

A SPOKESPERSON from Devon County Council said there are plans to introduce 20mph speed reduction areas for most of Topsham's roads.A preliminary design to improve the roads and make them safer will be produced and consulted later in the summer.The council spokesperson said: "Subject to the outcome of the consultation, we hope that work will be completed early next year."We are currently looking at a 20mph limit for the majority of Topsham."Exeter-based firm Parsons Brinckerhoff will work as traffic consultants for the project.Alex Russell, engineer for Parsons, said the design phase was nearing completion and, following client approval, consultation would begin with members of the public in Topsham.He added: "We are undertaking the design and supervision of a highway improvement scheme that will see the introduction of a 20mph speed limit within the town. "As part of the scheme, it is intended that traffic calming measures are implemented on either side of the existing zebra crossing on Denver Road. Please be assured we will implement the scheme as soon as is possible within the constraints.


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