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Call for Ronaldsway to become a dead end

Posted on - 25th February, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Preston News, Ribbleton, Roads, Transport
Ronaldsway is now used as a 'rat run' claim residents Pic: Google
Ronaldsway is now used as a ‘rat run’ claim residents Pic: Google

Frustrated residents in a road round the back of Deepdale retail park have called for it to be blocked off.

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Homeowners in Ronaldsway say they have become the victim of rat-runners looking to avoid queues in Blackpool Road.

Ronaldsway starts at the junction with Cromwell Road and goes round to where it joins Holme Slack Road.

A petition has been set up by Ryan Gillett, who helps run Blog Preston’s traffic and travel Facebook group, and he outlines why he wants Lancashire County Council to take action.

He said: “We are asking the county council to block off Ronaldsway in Preston, which will prevent rat runners from cutting through the supposedly ‘access only’ street, make the area safer for residents and prevent future road traffic collisions.

“Ronaldsway in Preston has become an accident blackspot.
“Numerous bumps occur fairly regularly, some of which have been serious. Cars also often mount the pavements due to high traffic volume – which is a severe danger for pedestrians.

“This petition is to stop the rat runners from cutting through the supposedly access only road, significantly reduce traffic volume in the area and make the road safer for the residents of Ronaldsway and surrounding streets.

“Ronaldsway has become the equivalent of a main road which it is not supposed to be.”

The road, when there is snow and ice conditions, regularly becomes congested with buses unable to serve it.

Scene in Ronaldsway as cars become stranded
Scene in Ronaldsway as cars become stranded

The petition runs until 19 March and can be found on the county council website.

Do you live in the area? What do you think of the idea? Let us know in the comments below

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