Safety measures have been proposed after a major road in Hornchurch was found to be a speeding hotspot where several crashes have taken place in recent years.

Havering Council conducted a study in Hacton Lane which found up to 1,400 vehicles use the road per hour, with speeds of up to 55 mph "recorded regularly".

There were 20 crashes on the road within the last five years, the study said, one of which was fatal, five were serious and five others occurred during hours of darkness.

The council conducted a consultation on a scheme to improve safety in the road, with funds coming from Transport for London.

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Plans include installing speed tables at three locations - between Railway bridge and Alma Avenue, south of Alma Avenue and outside 117/119 Hacton Lane.

The tables, the council said, will have a maximum height of 75mm and extend across the full width of the carriageway.

A raised pedestrian refuge and a raised pelican crossing will also be put in place between Alma Avenue and Derby Avenue and to the south of Derby Avenue.

The council also plans a no right turn ban in Little Gaynes Lane at its south junction with Hacton Lane and a no left turn ban in Little Gaynes Lane at its north junction with Hacton Lane.

Street light improvements and repeated 30mph signs are also earmarked.

A notice for the speed tables plan was published in the Recorder that invited residents to share their views and access drawings and maps until November 17.

A copy of the notice can be found on the Public Notice Portal: Notice near RM14 2NT | Public Notice Portal .

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