Wednesday, 22 February 2012

New crossing to improve road safety

Cllr Marc Jones (right) pictured with Cllr Dave Bithell, lead member for environment and transport on Wrecsam Council.

Work is almost complete on the new zebra crossing on the Abenbury Road, which will go some way to making the road safer after a young girl's lucky escape two months ago. That accident spurred on the community and local councillor Marc Jones to organise an online petition as well as one that gathered hundreds of names on nearby estates.

Cllr Jones said:

"I'm very glad work is being done to make the road safer. The council has moved quickly on this issue to respond to community concerns and it shows what can be done when people work together.

"Work is also going ahead on the Cefn Road/Abenbury Road junction, which should also make that stretch of road safer by removing a dangerous traffic island and creating a roundabout at the junction.

"The bus stop has also been expanded so that children waiting for school buses in the mornings don't spill out onto the road as before."

Many children witnessed the accident in December, in which the girl was in collision with a car as she crossed the road from the nearby shop.

Cllr Jones said:

"When it's finished the crossing will, I hope, slow down drivers and allow pedestrians of all ages to cross the road more safely. Anything that reduces speeds on this stretch of road, which is between two very built-up areas with many young children crossing to go to the shop or playing fields, has to be a good thing."


Anonymous said...

Is it not correct that this location didn't meet the criteria for a crossing?

I suspect some Councillor's may be putting undue pressure on officers here!

Plaid Whitegate said...

Plate of sour grapes for the Anonymous councillor...

Hett's Handbag said...

Dodgy deals within the coalition..