New road safety measures will be put in place in Halsall that will make it safer for local school children and pedestrians, local MP Rosie Cooper announces. Action was taken following concerns from the local primary school and residents. Following enquiries to Lancashire County Council Rosie was advised new measures would be introduced to reduce traffic speeds and improve road safety.
“I am pleased that the concerns of local residents are being listened to by Lancashire County Council and that action is being taken to tackle the problem. I am informed the new measures will be brought in during 2008 that will see £45,000 investment as part of the Lancashire County Council Safety Scheme programme.”
“Road safety and speeding vehicles is a major issue across areas of West Lancashire and we must ensure that we listen to residents concerns and take a responsible safety first approach in tackling the problem areas.”
There will be a 30 mph interactive sign put up just before St Cuthbert’s primary school to slow traffic and making the school gate area safer for the young children and their parents entering and leaving the school. There will also be a speed reduction along the A5147 to 50mph in addition there will be a scheme for signs, road markings and interactive signs in the Halsall area. Action has been taken following a safety study carried out in the area.