Village gateways are usually found on the approaches to built up areas where the speed limit signs and town/village nameplates can be incorporated to give maximum impact to approaching drivers.
The signs may be placed on high profile backing boards and when introduced with new road markings, remind drivers that they are entering an area which requires ‘extra special’ attention.
A road traffic message may also be included with a maximum of 5 words.
Village gateways are a relatively low cost way to encourage motorists to slow down when entering a village and cost approximately £10,000 – £12,000.
All costs stated are for guidance only.
Figures provided are estimates and are reviewed annually, with all costs subject to a site survey assessment.
For further guidance see the Department for Transport: Local Transport Note on Traffic calming