Changes could bring speed limit cut

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

Changes to the A20 in Har­ri­et­sham could see the vil­lage’s speed limit drop to 30mph.

Kent County Coun­cil has put for­ward plans to im­prove the road for pedes­tri­ans, while bol­ster­ing links be­tween new hous­ing de­vel­op­ments, ex­ist­ing homes and the vil­lage cen­tre.

Among the plans is a sug­ges­tion to cut the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph, widen foot­paths for a shared foot and cy­cle path, and up­grade the pel­i­can cross­ing.

The 40mph speed limit could be ex­tended at each end of the vil­lage. If the de­ci­sion is taken to re­duce the speed limit, it would mean a re­view of street light­ing.

Fund­ing would come from £925,000 from de­vel­op­ers build­ing in the area. If agreed, con- struc­tion could start by the sum­mer. Har­ri­et­sham Vil­lage Hall will host con­sul­ta­tion events on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 21, from 5pm to 8pm, and on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 26, be­tween noon and 3pm.

The con­sul­ta­tion into the plan will open on Mon­day and fin­ish on Sun­day, March 18. See tinyurl. com/a20har­ri­et­sham and reg­is­ter for de­tails.

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