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Apology over speed signs 'error'

Incorrect signs have been "bagged over", the city council said

Villagers who successfully campaigned to get a lower speed limit were shocked when a new road sign was erected allowing motorists to drive at 60mph.

Contractors put a derestricted sign near to the 40mph one which was put up last month in Bagnall Road between Bagnall and Light Oaks, Staffordshire.

The signs are on the Stoke-on-Trent/Staffordshire Moorlands border.

Signs were ordered when the limit was 60, but in the meantime Staffordshire cut its limit, the city council said.

In a statement, the council added: "Our contractor put up the derestricted (60mph) signs on the border heading into Staffordshire.

"These signs were put up in error and we apologise for the mistake.

"The incorrect signs have now been 'bagged over'."

The city council said it put up new speed limit signs in Bagnall Road as part of a traffic-calming scheme on the Stoke-on-Trent side of the border with Staffordshire.

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