Concerned residents in Higher Walton are being asked to sign a petition calling for tougher safety measures on its main road.Advertisement
Higher Walton Road has seen a campaign launched to get speed bumps, ramps or traffic islands installed on a stretch of it.
Jennifer Kelly-Blackburn,33, who has launched the petition calling on Lancashire County Council to act says it is ‘only a matter of time before someone is hurt.’
The mother of four-year-old Robyn said: “I think it’ll be beneficial to everyone who lives here.
“It’s a built up area with families who use the nursery and primary school school.
“The speed that some drivers come down the road is clearly dangerous.
The petition from Mrs Kelly-Blackburn, who works in Manchester, calls for the traffic calming measures to be put in close to where the Higher Walton recreation centre is.
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Recently Higher Walton Road was shut at its junction with Chorley Road after a crash involving a motorbike – the man involved is receiving treatment for spinal injuries.
The road has a speed limit of 30mph already and one speed camera.
The petition can be found on the county council website.
It will receive a response from the county council’s highways department and if it gathers enough signatures could be debated at a council meeting.