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Roundabout turnabout?

02.07.11 | Comment?

I’m pleased to say that, after continued campaigning and lobbying on the A577 safety scheme at the Wigan Road/Dickets Lane junction, Lancashire County Council have finally agreed to a site visit to reassess its proposals.

Readers will know that both I and residents believe the proposals are inadequate, and that roundabouts (or some physical traffic slowing mechanism) are needed.  I took the matter to the Council’s Corporate Overview and Scrutiny meeting in November 2010 as a ‘Councillor Call for Action’, and then made representations to the Chief Executive about the inadequate response to the committee’s decision to support my case.

The Cabinet member for Highways has now agreed to a meeting on site, although only (amusingly enough) if I will agree to the Tory county councillor for the area being there.  I’ve no problem with that, so I’ll let people know when the site meeting is to take place.

We may still get some result from the four year campaign.

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