Chester Road Traffic Danger

June 24, 2005 12:00 AM
Cllr Mark Weldon, Cllr Mark Hunter and Cllr Maggie Clay are working to make our roads safer

Cllr Mark Weldon, Cllr Mark Hunter and Cllr Maggie Clay are working to make our roads safer

There has recently been an accident at the junction of Chester Road with Lyndhurst Avenue and Cavendish Road, when a motorcyclist was seriously injured. Residents have told your ward councillors that this is just one of a series of accidents or 'near misses' that have occurred at this junction over the past few years.

Cllr. Mark Weldon has called for action, saying 'One of the last things Patsy Calton did was to ask the Council to consider improvements here - well before the most recent accident. We must consider options for improving this junction, which is getting more and more busy. Drivers are taking serious risks coming out of Lyndhurst Avenue and Cavendish Road, particularly at peak times. We cannot afford to wait until something really serious happens'.

We want to work with local residents to find a solution, and will make sure there is full consultation on options before any decision is made.

One local resident has suggested a mini roundabout could be the solution, as it would check the speed of traffic on Chester Road and allow vehicles to leave Lyndhurst Avenue and Cavendish Road safely.

What would you like to do next?