Accidents spark road safety improvements

SAWTRY is set to get road safety improvements costing £185,000 after 10 injury-accidents in the past three years. Cambridgeshire County Council's cabinet agreed last month that design work should start on the proposed scheme, which will go to public consu

SAWTRY is set to get road safety improvements costing £185,000 after 10 injury-accidents in the past three years.Cambridgeshire County Council's cabinet agreed last month that design work should start on the proposed scheme, which will go to public consultation.The proposals include reducing the speed limit from 40 to 30mph, and other traffic calming measures.They could include countdown signs, new village signing, kerb build-outs, gateway features, interactive signs, junction tables, a mini-roundabout, red surfacing, a pedestrian refuge, a give-way feature and speed cushions.County Councillor Mac McGuire, lead member for highways and transport, said: "Sawtry is a growing village with a large number of children. "These proposals should reduce speeds and make it much safer for everyone. The county council is investing heavily in improving safety and reducing speeding.