Havering Council launches 20mph zone consultation into Harold Hill road
PUBLISHED: 15:46 12 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:20 12 October 2015
A consultation has been launched by Havering Council into whether Dagnam Park Drive should become a 20mph zone as part of a series of proposed safety improvements for the road.
A study has revealed that about 700 vehicles use the Harold Hill road per hour with speeds of up to 46mph.
A total of 12 people have been injured over the past five years, and three of the accidents involved children under the age of 16.
The proposal, which cover Dagnam Park Drive from North Hill Drive to Whitchurch Road, is aimed at making the area safer.
As well as the 20mph zone, the plan includes speed bumps, a raised zebra crossing with illuminated beacons and appropriate changes in road signage.
The scheme is part of the Havering Borough Spending Plan Settlement, which has been approved by TfL, which is providing the funding. Havering’s Highways Advisory Committee which will be considering the final recommendations when the results of the consultation have been received, has also given the plan the green light.
Cllr Robert Benham, cabinet member for environment said:“Turning Dagnam Park Drive into a 20mph zone is an important part of the Safer Havering Campaign, and it needs to be implemented as quickly as possible.
“There have already been a series of accidents and unless something is done, it’ll just be a matter of time before there’s a really serious incident.”