Will new signs stop speeding in Woodford Green ‘danger road’?

Views of Monkhams lane

Views of Monkhams lane - Credit: Archant

Yellow lines and signs to combat a “danger road” will be completed shortly, said the council leader, after residents raised concerns that somebody could get killed.

Cllr Jas Athwal promised “new lineage and signage” in Monkhams Lane, Woodford Green, and said work would start “imminently”.

In July, at a Local Forum meeting, residents harangued the Labour boss about drivers being able to speed down the residential street.

Angela Cox, of Monkhams Lane, told Cllr Athwal: “It’s got completely out of hand, it’s dreadful. It is a miracle no one has been killed.”

The leader promised a full investigation by the end of September, and said Redbridge Council’s head of engineering Cliff Woolnoth, and his team, had been assessing the area.

“Cliff went down there with other engineers and said there were places where we need to control the traffic better,” said Cllr Athwal.

“There will be new lineage and signage. I would expect the work to be implemented imminently.”

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The leader said Mr Woolnoth had considered speed bumps, but thought the expense was too high.

Cllr Linda Huggett (Conservative, Monkhams) agreed that dangerous driving is “a big issue” in the ward, but questioned whether signs would be installed.

She told the Recorder: “I’ve raised this before with officers, but they’re being worked to the bone.

“It’s just one of many issues that are not getting done. I’m not blaming them, but there have been big cuts in highways.”