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Enfield Council acts over residents’ lorry concerns

Published Thursday, 12 July 2012

Width restrictions are to be placed in side roads by Enfield Council after residents complained lorries were using them as rat runs.

The council has decided to step in and introduce the £30,000 scheme in Hillyfields to improve road safety, reduce noise and improve the quality of life for people living in the area subject to consultation with the emergency services and nearby residents.

The three width restrictions in Browning Road, Morley Hill and Kilvinton Drive will prevent lorries from using residential roads to travel between Clay Hill and Lavender Road – Lancaster Road.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “Residents are understandably unhappy seeing massive lorries driving up and down narrow residential roads all day near young families and causing excessive noise and vibration.

“We’ve listened to residents’ concerns and moved swiftly to address those concerns. This project is all about making sure large vehicles keep to appropriate roads rather than ducking down small side streets for the sake of saving a few minutes off of journey times.”

The scheme is expected to be finalised in the Autumn.

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