Nottinghamshire County Council has approved plans to implement temporary measures to help two Nottinghamshire villages with Covid safeguarding.
Earlier this year temporary measures to promote and assist with social distancing, encouraging walking and cycling and aiding economic recovery were introduced by the County Council in parts of Nottinghamshire as a response to Covid-19.
Following recent consultations with local people in both Radcliffe on Trent and Ruddington, plans have now been approved to help these two areas.
In Radcliffe, the County Council will implement a 20mph limit through the village centre which will extend westerly along Main Road to the junction with the Green.
In Ruddington village centre a 20mph limit will also be implemented and will extend to include Dutton’s Hill to the junction with Manor Park.
Both speed limits are designed to provide a safer environment for pedestrians.
Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee at the County Council said: “I hope these measures will help support the local high streets and allow local people to continue to use them in a safe, socially distanced way.
“At the same time, these measures will allow local shops and businesses to safely operate. We will be monitoring these measures once they are in place and will review them as necessary.”
Both the measures would be introduced through a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) and as part of this work new signs will be erected.
Work will be undertaken by the County Council’s highways partner, Via East Midlands, from the 2 November 2020 and is taking place in partnership with Rushcliffe Borough Council as part of Reopening High Streets Safely Fund.