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New 40mph limit for A143 Horringer to Bury St Edmunds




One of the routes into Bury St Edmunds will soon have a new speed limit after councillors and community leaders worked together.

Next month, the speed limit along the A143 between Horringer and Bury will become 40mph – a reduction of 20mph on the current national speed limit in force.

District councillor Karen Soons part-funded the measure with her highways locality budget. She said: “I am pleased our work to achieve a safer 40mph speed limit is set to be installed. This stretch of road will be much safer for walkers, cyclists and motorists.

A new 40mph speed limit is set to be introduced between Horringer and Bury St Edmunds - picture taken in 2019 (43995492)
A new 40mph speed limit is set to be introduced between Horringer and Bury St Edmunds - picture taken in 2019 (43995492)

“Thanks to the parish council and residents for their help in achieving this much-needed highway improvement measure with me.”

Campaigning for the new speed limit started when permission was granted for a new residential entrance along the stretch and the whole area was scrutinised as part of the process.

A Suffolk Highways spokeswoman said road signing would take place from January 27 and lining – depending on weather – by February 5.

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