The 30mph limit used to commence at the town ‘gateway/fish’ signs but it has now been moved closer to town, and is now on northern edge of the bridge and closer to the Station Road/Bere Hill/Newbury Road crossing.
However, it has already been noted the one of the speed limit roundels is partially obscured by the roadside hedgerow and cannot be seen until road users are very close.
However at the time of writing, the large 30mph roundels painted on the road by ‘gateway’ signs do remain. It is not known whether these will also be removed.
Meanwhile, on other speed issues, the town still awaits information as to whether any of it will be included within a 20mph trial being run by Hampshire County Council. Campaigners calling for such a reduction say that no journey would take more than an extra 60 seconds – the time it takes to tie children’s shoelaces.
They have dubbed the campaign as ‘The Whitchurch Minute’ and claim that such a limit would improve the Whitchurch environment for all.
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