Leicester

Measures to cut speeding drivers in Packington

Speed reducing measures have been installed in a Leicestershire village in response to complaints by residents over speeding traffic.

New signs and an improved junction have been introduced at two locations in Packington.

The measures, which cost £40,000, have been funded by Leicestershire County Council and Packington Parish Council.

New road markings and vehicle activated signs have also been installed to remind motorists of the speed limit.

In addition, the layout of the Heather Lane and Normanton Road junction has been altered to slow motorists through this part of the village.

Lesley Pendleton, county council cabinet member for environment and transport, said: "We are pleased to have worked with the parish council to help address the local community's concerns.

"The improvements are designed to encourage motorists to slow down and help boost conditions for local residents and safety for all road users."

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