Traffic calming measures introduced to stop speeding Blackrod drivers

The Bolton News: Traffic calming measures introduced to stop speeding Blackrod drivers Traffic calming measures introduced to stop speeding Blackrod drivers

NEW traffic calming measures are to be introduced in Blackrod to help tackle speeding in the village.

Warning lights and road markings reminders will be implemented on Manchester Road, near Blackrod Primary School and the Youth Centre.

Horwich and Blackrod ward councillors have allocated money from the Two Towns Area Forum budget to fund these improvements.

Cllr Stephen Pickup, for Horwich and Blackrod, said: “I hope that the measures being introduced will make motorists think about their speed, enabling people to get around Blackrod more safely and reduce the risk of a serious accident taking place.”

In addition Bolton Council has approved changes to parking restrictions and provide additional parking bays throughout Blackrod to improve road safety.

Speaking about the measures, Cllr Ann Cunliffe said: “The safety of our residents is paramount and I do hope these drivers will now keep to the 30mph speed limit with these road markings to guide them.

“I also ask these drivers to put the safety of our school children and young people first by acknowledging the safety markings and lights now in location on Manchester Road.”

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8:19am Sat 5 Jul 14

angus macoatup says...

Also do something about parents double parking at pick up times .the traffic is gridlocked there quite often.
Also do something about parents double parking at pick up times .the traffic is gridlocked there quite often. angus macoatup
  • Score: 16

12:13pm Sat 5 Jul 14

cartman66 says...

we need something doing in horwich as well
we need something doing in horwich as well cartman66
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6:55pm Sat 5 Jul 14

manchester1 says...

angus macoatup wrote:
Also do something about parents double parking at pick up times .the traffic is gridlocked there quite often.
Agreed
[quote][p][bold]angus macoatup[/bold] wrote: Also do something about parents double parking at pick up times .the traffic is gridlocked there quite often.[/p][/quote]Agreed manchester1
  • Score: 7

9:23pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Blackrod says...

The kids can't see safely to cross the road with parked cars, around old legion is worst. Awful trying to avoid the prams that have to go on road as they also park on footpaths. Blackrod Primary well cleared and got lollipop but the before and after is terrible at school times. Blackrod Church Scholl I feel sorry for, real rat run.
The kids can't see safely to cross the road with parked cars, around old legion is worst. Awful trying to avoid the prams that have to go on road as they also park on footpaths. Blackrod Primary well cleared and got lollipop but the before and after is terrible at school times. Blackrod Church Scholl I feel sorry for, real rat run. Blackrod
  • Score: 4
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