20mph speed limit on 27 streets in Harborough is set to be made official – 27 years after signs were put up

This means it will be now enforceable by police

Friday, 14th May 2021, 12:00 pm
A 20mph speed limit on over two dozen streets in a built-up part of Market Harborough is set to be made official – 27 years after signs were put up.

A 20mph speed limit on over two dozen streets in a built-up part of Market Harborough is set to be made official – 27 years after signs were put up.

Drivers were first told way back in 1994 to stick to 20mph on some 27 residential streets leading off Coventry Road in Market Harborough.

The measure was imposed in an attempt to enhance and improve the safety of both pedestrians and motorists in the busy section of the town.

Now Leicestershire County Council is gearing up to make the speed limit official - making it enforceable by police.

A county council spokeswoman said: “The 20mph zones on these roads have been in place on an informal basis since 1994.

“The safety of motorists and pedestrians will always be our priority so we have made the decision to formalise these speed limits.”

The council has had to advertise the move, allowing people to object if they want to, as part of the move.

The roads affected are:

• Adamswood Close

• Austins Close

• Charles Street

• Clarke Street

• East Street

• Fairfield Road

• Fairway

• Gardiner Street

• Goward Street

• Harcourt Street

• Hearth Street

• Highcross Street

• Highfield Street

• Horsefair Close

• Knoll Street

• Logan Court

• Logan Crescent

• Logan Street

• Morley Street

• Nelson Street

• Norbury Close

• Northleigh Grove

• Old School Mews

• Southleigh Grove

• Spencer Street

• Stevens Street

• Wartnaby Street