New temporary 20mph speed limits are set to come into effect across a number of areas in Newport later this week.
The measures are being introduced to help improve safety on residential streets, with evidence showing that lower speeds lead to fewer collisions and reduced the severity of injuries.
The new speed limits will be introduced into streets across the following six wards; Allt-yr-yn, Bettws, Lliswerry, Malpas, Ringland and Victoria.
They will come into effect on Thursday, March 18 initially on a temporary basis ahead of a potential national roll-out of plans by Welsh Government to make 20mph the default speed in residential areas.
The changes will be phased in over the coming weeks as the Newport City Council works to install the necessary road signs.
The measures will also help ensure safety while coronavirus-related social distancing regulations remain in force.
The council says the changes are required to “ensure public and road safety while social distancing and coronavirus restrictions are in place” and will be in effect in mainly residential areas.
Cllr Roger Jeavons, deputy leader of the council, said the measures “will improve safety in over 300 streets across the city and that thousands of residents will benefit from improvements to their communities in the form of slower, quieter, calmer streets.”
The changes will apply to the following streets:
Allt-yr-yn Avenue (from a point 95 metres northeast of its junction with Allt-yr-yn View to its junction with Fields Road)
Allt-yr-yn View (from its junction with Allt-yr-yn Avenue to its junction with Highcroft Road)
Clytha Park Road (from a point 6 metres west of the roundabout at its junction with Llanthewy Road to a point 25 metres west of its junction with Queensway)
Colts Foot Close
Godfrey Road (from a point 57 metres north of the northern kerbline with its junction with Faulkner Road to its junction with Clytha Road)
Llanthewy Road (from its junction with Clytha Park Road to a point 22 metres south thereof)
Pentonville (from its junction with Devon Place/Mill Street to a point 19 metres west of the western kerbline of its junction with Queens Hill)
Queen’s Hill Crescent
St Mark’s Crescent
Bettws Hill (from its junction with Monnow Way to a point 65 metres west of its junction with the western kerbline of Dart Road)
Bettws Lane (from its junction with Monnow Way to a point 47 metres east of its junction with Monnow Way)
Leach Road (from its junction with Itchen Road to a point 37 metres west of its junction with Torridge Road)
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Pont Faen Road
Cherry Tree Close
Graham Bell Close
Graig Park Avenue
Graig Park Circle
Graig Park Hill
Graig Park Lane
Graig Park Parade
Graig Park Road
Graig Park Villas
Graig Wood Close
Oliphant Circle (from a point 129 metres south of the southern kerbline with its junction with Bessemer Close in an anti-clockwise direction to a point 39 metres south of its junction with Whittle Drive)
Pillmawr Road (from the western kerbline of its junction with The Firs to its junction with Pilton Vale)
Wavell Drive (from its junction with Montgomery Road to a point 19 metres south of the southern kerbline with its junction with Rees Close)
Cecil Sharp Road
Cot Farm Circle
Cot Farm Close
Dunstable Road (from its junction with Hendre Farm Drive to a point 18 metres northeast from the northeastern kerbline of its junction with Dowland Close)
Dunstable Road (from a point 6 metres northwest of the northwestern kerbline of its junction with Sterndale Bennett Road to its junction with Ringland Circle)
Edward German Crescent
Hendre Farm Drive (from its junction at the un-named loop road linking Hendre Farm Drive and Ringland Circle to its junction at the roundabout with Llanwern Road, Beatty Road and Ringland Circle)
Hendre Farm Drive (from its junction at the southern end of Ringland Circle, just north of the roundabout with Ringland Way/Southern Distributor Road, to a point 46 metres northeast of the northeastern kerbline with its junction with Bantock Close)
Hendre Farm Drive (from a point 36 metres southwest of the southwestern kerbline of its junction with Broadwood Close to a point 12 metres north of the northern kerbline of its junction with Cot Farm Circle)
Hendre Farm Gardens
Myra Hess Close
Ringland Circle (from its junction at the roundabout Ringland Way/Southern Distributor Road to a point 35 metres northeast of the northeastern kerbline of its junction with Ringwood Avenue)
Ringland Circle (from a point 32 metres north east of the northeastern kerbline with its junction with John Bull Close to its junction at the roundabout with Llanwern Road, Beatty Road and Hendre Farm Drive)
Sterndale Bennett Road
Albert Avenue (from its junction with Chepstow Road to its junction with Fairoak Avenue)
Chepstow Road (from a point 14 metres west of the western kerbline of its junction with Harrow Road to a point 53 metres east of the eastern kerbline of its junction with Wharf Road)
Christchurch Road (from its junction with Duckpool Road to a point 25 metres east thereof)
Duckpool Road (from a point 30 metres north of its junction with Church Road to its junction with Albert Avenue)
Victoria Avenue (from its junction with Chepstow Road to a point 32 metres north thereof)
Wharf Road (from its junction with Chepstow Road to a point 30 metres south thereof)