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New plans enable councils to install road signs without govt approval

21st September 2011 | Warning Signs

Posted by Nicole Stevens

Local authorities will be able to install warning signs on roads without government approval as a result of new plans.

At the Liberal Democrats' conference in Birmingham, transport minister Norman Baker stated that transferring powers to councils would reduce "pointless form-filling" and assist in decreasing the number of redundant signs on the roads.

These proposals will be set out in parliament next month and will enable councils to gain control over 20mph speed limit signs, in addition to those that prohibit entry to cyclists.

Mr Baker said: "In carefully selected locations, signs will be erected to advise motorists of alternative ways from getting from A to B. This will help cut carbon and ease congestion on our roads."

An article for the York Press recently revealed that conservation chiefs criticised the number of warning signs on a York road.

In Fishergate's 20mph zone, there were 39 poles, 40 signs and six bollard last year, and more have been added in 2011.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800735205-ADNFCR


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