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Sign options for lorry congested Cradley Heath road
5:00pm Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
HIGHWAYS chiefs are drawing up options for signs to stop overweight lorries hurtling along a Cradley Heath road after fears that someone could be killed.
More than 80 residents of Waterfall Lane signed a petition in February calling on Sandwell Council to install traffic calming and signage to deter HGVs from using the road as a short cut to Halesowen and Merry Hill.
Bungalow owner Jackie Lloyd, who had an out-of-control car career into her garden, stopping just six feet from her bedroom, instigated the petition and said she was pleased that progress was now being made to solve the problem.
She met with a highways’ officer last week to talk through some of the possible solutions to lorries flaunting the 7.5 tonne restriction and breaking the 30mph speed limit.
A council spokesman said once a scheme was drawn up, it would go to cabinet member for regeneration and economy Councillor Maria Crompton for approval and some of the signs would also have to be passed by the Department of Transport.
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