Update on 20mph speed limit in the county
Flintshire County Council is now in a position to provide an update on the proposal to implement a 20mph speed limit across the residential areas of Buckley, New Brighton and Mynydd Isa.
The proposal is now progressing to the next stage, following discussions with Welsh Government and is aimed at supporting the development of a national roll out of 20mph speed limits across Wales.
Following a detailed consultation process, all unclassified roads (30mph) in the proposed area will be reduced to 20mph with the exception of the A549 between Wylfa Roundabout and Dirty Mile, Dobshill (this will also become 20mph if, as proposed, the national rollout begins in 2023).
Flintshire’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Transportation, Councillor Glyn Banks, said:
“We’d like to thank everyone for their continued support over the course of this year as the co-operation and commitment of the local residents is crucial to the success of the 20mph project. This is important because it is the speed at which cars are driven that causes serious injury or death.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to ask for your further support to help promote the scheme and to raise awareness within your local communities as we move forward with this project over the coming months.”
The next steps will be to install the monitoring equipment at various locations around the area which will enable us to collect baseline data as well as progressing the required Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and statutory consultation. Documents relating to the scheme can be inspected at Buckley Connects or they can be viewed on the website at https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Streetscene/Traffic-regulation-orders.aspx.
We will work closely with North Wales Police and other emergency services regarding the proposals.