A16 at North Thoresby to reduce speed limit

The A16 at North Thorsby.

Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee will be asked to approve the changes at North Thoresby, just before Ludborough Road, shortly after Church Lane.

The stretch of road has seen 11 injury accidents in the past five years, including three serious accidents.

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One was a serious collision near Utterby in October 2021 when a black Vauxhall Corsa and a gray Citroen Vibe were involved in a collision near the junction of Ings Lane and the passenger side of the Citroen, a woman in her twenties, died at the scene.

The driver of the Corsa was also taken to hospital with injuries classified as serious.

A report before councilors said the average speed of traffic along the road was currently 46mph and within limits to be further reduced.

If approved, the board will begin a consultation process on the changes before they come into effect.

At the same meeting, councilors will also consider new waiting restrictions at Edison Court in Pinchbeck and Grantham Poplar Farm.

At Edison Court, the council is considering introducing an anytime queuing restriction with two limited one-hour queuing times to apply Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm only.

There are concerns that the new restrictions could deter visitors or shift traffic to the nearby Enterprise Way.

However, officers said the move will remove long-term parking and ensure access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

They said Enterprise Way was “of adequate width” to support the parking lot without causing an obstruction.

Council were asked to review Grantham Poplar Farm by a local councilor who raised a number of issues with picking up and returning to Poplar Farm Primary School.

Officers said site visits confirmed there were obstructions to traffic and “potential danger to pedestrians in the area”.

They want to introduce an all-time waiting restriction and keep clear markings on Helmsley Road between 8.15am and 9.15am and between 2.45pm and 3.45pm.

Opponents fear the plans will impede parking and negatively affect residents and visitors, however, officers said it would improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety.