Press Release from Anna Soubry: Anna Soubry’s campaign for average speed cameras on the A52 in Broxtowe has been a success. Highways England have announced that work on installing the cameras will begin in the next few weeks. The campaign followed a fatal accident in November 2016 when 2 people were killed. Cameras will be installed from Bramcote Island to Priory Roundabout. Anna backed local campaigner Tony Smith’s petition which gathered over 1,600 signatures and presented it to Parliament.
Highways England will begin investigatory works on the route between 2 September and 6 September 2019 with some lane closures in place overnight. They will complete the installation of average speed cameras and safety signs in early 2020.
Anna said: “After a long campaign, I am pleased that we have been successful. Speeding has been a problem for residents for a long time, particularly at night, and has resulted in a number of serious accidents.”
“These measures will also be a fitting tribute to Bramcote resident Tony Smith who sadly died last year”, Anna continued. “Tony was a great friend and he would have been delighted that his hard fought campaign has been a success.”