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Accident hot spot tackled

Campaigned: Residents have lobbied for years to have traffic measures installed

Campaigned: Residents have lobbied for years to have traffic measures installed

Traffic calming measures are to be installed at a notorious accident blackspot.

Residents living near Moss Lane,Whittle-le-Woods, in Chorley, have campaigned for years to have traffic calming measures installed.

In the past year, five cars have overturned on the notorious road.

In all the incidents the drivers escaped unhurt but residents in the area are worried motorists are driving too fast and that it is only a matter a time before there is a fatality.

But now after years of campaigning, highways bosses say rumble strips will be installed on the bend.

County Coun Kim Snape, said: “It’s a great result that finally after years of lobbying from councillors and residents that we will get rumble strips in the area.”

Residents had previously asked for traffic calming measures in the area. However, after carrying out tests, the county council found there was no evidence of excessive speeding in the area.

Lancashire County Council is now hoping to start work on installing the strips before the end of the year.

Bill Dawson, highways engineer for Chorley, said: “Following a number of accidents at this bend on Moss Lane we have been working with police and our traffic safety colleagues to improve safety.

“We are intending to install red rumble strips and chevron signs to make motorists more aware of the speed limit and the approaching bend. The work is scheduled to be carried out in early autumn.”

 

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