Journal, May 11, 1989

Major improvements to Newmarket’s busy Exning Road are planned in a bid to make crossing safer for pedstrians.

The work which cost around £30,000 is due to start within the next two months.

Suffolk County Council had earmarked that stretch of road a ‘priority’ case after receiving accident reports from police.

But no improvements have been planned for Mill Hill area, at the lower end of Exning Road, where last week two children were knocked down by cars.

Local Suffolk County councillor Jim Crickmere, who has been campaigning for better road safety measures for the entire road, said a mini-roundabout was needed at the Rowley Drive junction.

“Many motorists don’t obey the 30mph speed limit on that road and there is the added complication of the horse walk,” he said.

“I have mentioned it many times to the council.”