‘Major step forward’ as Wokingham Borough Council acknowledges A4 speed limit inconsistencies
A GROUP of residents who live along the A4 have called the recognition of speed limit inconsistencies a ‘major step forward’.
Wokingham Borough Council’s admission follows a response to a letter sent last month by the Scarletts Lane Residents Association, chaired by Cllr Wayne Smith.
His letter raised concerns about speed and road conditions on the A4 as it passes through Hare Hatch and Kiln Green. Several residents also spoke to Wokingham Today on the issues.
The borough council’s response and seen by Wokingham Today said discussions with Thames Valley Police to introduce a single, consistent speed limit are ongoing.
It also confirms that two sections of the A4 – Tag Lane to The Berkshire Gardener and Blakes Lane to Scarletts Lane – have been provisionally included in the structural maintenance program for 2022/23.
And Borough Council contractors are expected to begin clearing the sidewalks by the end of the month.
A borough council spokesperson said: ‘The Scarletts Lane Residents Association has received a response from council.
“Early conversations are taking place around speed limits and our resurfacing schedule will be released over the next few weeks once finalized.”
Cllr Smith also represents the Hurst Ward as a Conservative member of Borough Council.