Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson was rewarded with action by Lancashire County Council highways officers after he contacted them about concerns raised by local residents.
Parents of children living near the Carr Hall area of Nelson have been only too well aware of the potential for a fatal accident, with Victoria Park and the Recreation Ground opening directly onto Carr Road at a point where cars pick up speed down the hill.
Some parents came to Andrew for support in getting something done to slow down the traffic on this hotspot, and after talking to Lancashire County Council it has been agreed that a Local Safety Scheme will be put in place for this section of Carr Road.
Andrew said “Lancashire County Council’s Engineers are working on the design but the safety scheme is likely to include improved pedestrian facilities and interactive signs to warn drivers to slow down if they are exceeding the speed limit. There have been a number of near misses on Carr Road so I welcome this action by the County Council.”
The consultation exercise is likely to take place involving local residents this autumn. Andrew is encouraging local parents, children, and other residents to offer their ideas during their consultation, so that the scheme takes account of local knowledge.