New speed limit and lighting for road linking Sutton Courtenay, Milton Park and Didcot

Motorists using a road that links Sutton Courtenay and Didcot will see the speed limit reduced and new street lighting installed.

Sutton Courtenay Road, which becomes Milton Road along its length, will be reduced from 60mph to 40mph following a decision by Oxfordshire County Council.

The plan is part of measures to improve safety for cyclists travelling between Didcot, Milton Park and Sutton Courtenay.

New street-lighting will predominantly be installed on the northern side of Milton Road but with some lighting units located on the southern side at the bend at the western end of Milton Road.

Funding for the proposed speed limit changes is from the Science Vale Cycle Network project.

Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Economy Councillor Yvonne Constance approved the plan at a meeting on September 7.