'Road improvements will make Blackrod safer'

'Road improvements will make Blackrod safer'

'Road improvements will make Blackrod safer'

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A RAFT of road improvements in Blackrod will improve the lives of residents, it has been claimed.

The ward councillors are confident that improved car parking, traffic calming measures and resurfacing will make the village safer for people living in Blackrod and for those driving through it.

Councillors Stephen Pickup, Ann Cunliffe and Alan Bury have secured funding for improved car parking, including a 20 minute restricted bay outside the village post office in New Street, as well as improvements to Silvester Street and the development of car parks in Church Street.

There will also be spaces opposite the shopping precinct.

Traffic calming measures have also been put in place after calls from residents to curb speeding through the village.

Chorley Road, Manchester Road, Station Road and Scot Lane, at the entry to the village, will also get 30mph signs to remind drivers of the speed limit.

Blackrod Primary School, in Manchester Road, has also had advisory road marking signs implemented and soon 20mph flashing warning signs will be in operation outside the school.

The start of next term will see parking restrictions brought in outside the school following requests from parents and the police.

Councillors also announced two more limited waiting parking bays are set to be introduced for residents when visiting the Flounders Chip shop and the newsagents, both in Church Street.

These measures come on the back of a £62,000 investment from Bolton Council to resurface the previously pot-holed section of Chorley Road, known locally as Blackrod Brow, which connects the centre of the village with the A6.

Cllr Cunliffe said: “This summer we will also see the resurfacing of many of the pavements in the centre of the village.

“We have worked hard as ward councillors to secure the funding for all of these various measures, despite the massive government cuts to Bolton Council’s budget.

“We hope these works will help the residents, businesses and organisations of Blackrod.”

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7:29pm Sat 26 Jul 14

catsden says...

The roads would be a lot safer without all the idiot drivers, it's not the roads that are unsafe, it's the morons driving no consideration for other road users.
The roads would be a lot safer without all the idiot drivers, it's not the roads that are unsafe, it's the morons driving no consideration for other road users. catsden
  • Score: 5

11:39pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Blackrod says...

Can do anything but there will still be idiots overtaking you when you stay at speed limit. Double parking, parking on foot paths so prams and mobility scooters have to go on the road will continue. Blackrod Brow?! think you I'll find it's known locally as "Tanners". No problem outside that primary other than parking and in the meantime Blackrod Church School has a rat run with no safe crossing points or lollipop.
Can do anything but there will still be idiots overtaking you when you stay at speed limit. Double parking, parking on foot paths so prams and mobility scooters have to go on the road will continue. Blackrod Brow?! think you I'll find it's known locally as "Tanners". No problem outside that primary other than parking and in the meantime Blackrod Church School has a rat run with no safe crossing points or lollipop. Blackrod
  • Score: -2

11:41pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Blackrod says...

And since when did anyone stop parking outside the post office parking box? Granted those with blue badges but I regularily see cars blocking footpath there
And since when did anyone stop parking outside the post office parking box? Granted those with blue badges but I regularily see cars blocking footpath there Blackrod
  • Score: 0

7:05pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Harkin about says...

What a complete waste of money, have the local councillors also considered who will be enforcing the new restrictions ?, whats the point in putting up meaningless signs when the govt and local councils are intent on cutting the number of Police to catch the idiot few who cause problems.

The Police are the only one who can enforce speed limits, and then they get stick for doing it, or obstructions and if there aren't many left then it isn't going to happen.
What a complete waste of money, have the local councillors also considered who will be enforcing the new restrictions ?, whats the point in putting up meaningless signs when the govt and local councils are intent on cutting the number of Police to catch the idiot few who cause problems. The Police are the only one who can enforce speed limits, and then they get stick for doing it, or obstructions and if there aren't many left then it isn't going to happen. Harkin about
  • Score: 2

7:50am Mon 28 Jul 14

Lee3695 says...

Blackrod wrote:
Can do anything but there will still be idiots overtaking you when you stay at speed limit. Double parking, parking on foot paths so prams and mobility scooters have to go on the road will continue. Blackrod Brow?! think you I'll find it's known locally as "Tanners". No problem outside that primary other than parking and in the meantime Blackrod Church School has a rat run with no safe crossing points or lollipop.
Blackrod Brow is at the top end of Blackrod between the Black Horse and the A6. The use of signs and speed limits is fine, but useless unless enforced. There is a 50mph speed limit along the A6 between Tanners Brow and Blackrod Brow, but go there and you will see traffic travelling far faster than that because there is no enforcement of the speed limit.
[quote][p][bold]Blackrod[/bold] wrote: Can do anything but there will still be idiots overtaking you when you stay at speed limit. Double parking, parking on foot paths so prams and mobility scooters have to go on the road will continue. Blackrod Brow?! think you I'll find it's known locally as "Tanners". No problem outside that primary other than parking and in the meantime Blackrod Church School has a rat run with no safe crossing points or lollipop.[/p][/quote]Blackrod Brow is at the top end of Blackrod between the Black Horse and the A6. The use of signs and speed limits is fine, but useless unless enforced. There is a 50mph speed limit along the A6 between Tanners Brow and Blackrod Brow, but go there and you will see traffic travelling far faster than that because there is no enforcement of the speed limit. Lee3695
  • Score: 2

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