Signage installed outside RAF Croughton

Road signage and markings are being installed outside RAF Croughton in South Northamptonshire to remind motorists to drive on the left hand side of the road.

Published: Friday, 11th October 2019

The base is currently a United States Air Force communications station. This type of signage is often placed near sea ports and airports to prompt drivers to drive in the correct lane.

Teenager Harry Dunn died in a fatal road incident near the airbase on August 27.

Cllr Jason Smithers, Northamptonshire County Council cabinet member for highways and place said: “Road safety is a priority for the county council and where necessary we make interventions to ensure that motorists are as safe as possible.

“This sort of signage is very common around ports so it makes sense that we install it here to help prevent accidents.”

Councillor Ian McCord, Leader of South Northamptonshire District Council added “In these tragic circumstances, where all of our thoughts are with Harry’s family and friends, it’s important that we also focus on practical changes.  I would like to thank the County Council for responding speedily to my suggestion of this extra signage.”

Temporary signage is being installed today (Friday) with more permanent signs being put in place next week.