A LOWER speed limit has been introduced on part of a former main road.
It follows a review of the B5445 Wrexham Road between Pulford and Belgrave.
The road has been subject to the national 60mph speed limit, Chester's highways and transportation local joint committee was told in a report.
Speed limit signs that had recently been put up a few weeks in advance on the stretch of road had to be blurred out after a few days as the limit had not been formally introduced at that point and could therefore not be enforced.
Engineering locality manager for West Cheshire, Charles Lloyd, said a 720m length of road through Pulford from the county boundary had 16 residential accesses, five road junctions, a church, village hall, a shop, garage and an hotel.
The appropriate speed limit was 30mph and average speeds had been recorded at 40mph.
A 30mph limit could also be imposed on a 125m length of the road in Wrexham County Borough which was derestricted and on the built up parts of Old Lane and Dodleston Lane.
The remainder of the B5445 to the A483 was generally rural, according to Mr Lloyd.
There were 33 properties, together with the Grosvenor Garden Centre and four road junctions, which suggested the appropriate limit was on the borderline between 50mph and 60mph.
Average speeds had been recorded as 49mph and 50mph on the straight sections of road and 39mph and 43 mph around the bends at Cuckoo's Nest.
Mr Lloyd recommended the 60mph limit from north of Pulford to the A483 should be retained with a 30mph limit towards Wrexham including parts of Old Lane and Dodleston Lane.
The committee agreed this should be advertised for public consultation.
* The 30mph restriction through Pulford and across the Wrexham boundary to Lavister is now in force.
* People have until Friday, September 15 to query the validity of the order in the High Court.