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20mph signs along Mymms Drive

Speed limit reduced on unadopted Brookmans Park road


20mph sign at the north end of Mymms drive between Moffats Lane and Brookmans Avenue Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
20mph sign at the north end of Mymms drive between Moffats Lane and Brookmans Avenue
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

All vehicles entering Brookmans Park from the A1000 will now have to drive through 20mph zones as they approach the village.

Signs have been put up on Mymms Drive, advising motorists that the speed limit along the Brookmans Park road has been reduced.

It means that, with George’s Wood Road also reduced to 20mph several years ago, the two roads entering Brookmans Park from the east have lower speed limits.

Map showing the position of the 20mph signs along Mymms Drive and George’s Wood Road  Created by North Mymms News using elements from © OpenMapTiles and © OpenStreetMap
Map showing the position of the 20mph signs along Mymms Drive and George’s Wood Road
Created by North Mymms News using elements from © OpenMapTiles and © OpenStreetMap 

One 20mph sign is opposite the junction with Calder Avenue, another, which has a “reduce speed now” command, is 80m south of the junction with Brookmans Avenue and George’s Wood Road.

The 600m section of Mymms Drive between the two signs is marked in red on the map above.

At the south-east end of Mymms Drive, at its junction with the Great North Road (A1000), a sign still reads 30mph. The 20mph sign is 220m from that junction. See map above.

Mymms Drive and George’s Wood Road are both unadopted roads, meaning that the maintenance is the responsibility of those whose properties front the roads. They are known as the frontagers.

The Mymms Drive Road Fund, established in 1992, is a group formed to represent residents living along Mymms Drive.

The group says Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s position regarding unadopted roads, such as Mymms Drive, is that the surface must be kept free from defects which might constitute a danger or source of damage to vehicles. The cost of that work lies with the frontagers.

The fund says its committee collects annual contributions from frontagers, and manages the money in order to carry out any necessary road resurfacing and regular maintenance, such as keeping the drainage gullies clear, and gritting in the winter.

The group also arranges liability insurance on behalf of those frontagers who contribute to the fund.

20mph sign at the junction of Mymms and Calder Avenue Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
20mph sign at the junction of Mymms and Calder Avenue
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0





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