Castlefields Way Update
11th August 2023

Here is the latest news from Telford & Wrekin Council Highways Department regarding Castlefields Way:

I am writing to provide an update and response following the Parish Council meeting we attended in July.

Since the meeting, we have been working the Cllr Burford and Cllr Parker to agree a way forward to try and mitigate the concerns along Castlefields way. As a result, I can confirm that we will be implementing a trial 30mph speed limit along the section of Castlefields Way along the extents shown below.

This trail will last up to 18 months and during this time we will be working with West Mercia Police to collect data to establish whether vehicles are conforming to the speed limit or not. We expect to be in a position to make a decision on whether this restriction can be made permanent before the expiry of the trial period.

The outcome of this trial will be one of the following:

1.  Data collected shows vehicle speeds do conform to the 30mph speed limit and it can therefore be made permanent.

2.  Data collected shows vehicle speeds do not  conform to the 30mph speed limit and therefore further action is required. As per the below options.

a.  Remove the trial 30mph speed limit and reinstate the 40mph speed limit

b.  Look to install traffic calming measures to allow the 30mph limit to remain – this is likely to be in the form of speed cushions.

The legal order to allow this change to take place will be advertised in the local paper on 12th and 19th August and we will be implementing the changes during w/c 21/08/2023 ready in time for when the schools return in September.


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