Speed limits come into force on A140 as work gets underway on new roundabout
PUBLISHED: 07:51 07 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:46 07 May 2019
Lane closures and speed limits will be enforced on the A140 today as work gets underway to build a new £4.4m roundabout to replace a crossroads that have become known as an accident blackspot.
Over the past five years the Hempnall crossroads have been the scene of nine crashes, with 13 people hurt, two of them seriously.
Now, as work to replace the cross roads with a roundabout begins restrictions are being put into place on the road.
From this evening, (May 7) and running until May 20, a 30mph speed limit and lane closure will be enforced on a section of the A140 near to the junction.
From May 20 until November 1 the 30mph speed limit will be in place 24 hours a day.