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Victory on Traffic Improvements (Prestwich)

by timpickstone on 30 July, 2010

Councillors and residents victory with Prestwich traffic improvements
Local Lib Dem Councillors have joined residents in welcoming a pair of improvements to traffic hotspots in Prestwich. After lengthy campaigns, new restrictions on parking have been proposed for Queen’s Drive and School Grove, making roads safer for residents and fellow drivers.

The plans for Queen’s Drive will see extended double yellow lines opposite Rochester Avenue. Liberal Democrat Councillor for Sedgley Steve Wright said “I welcome these plans, as we have been helping residents campaign for them for years. Parking near to the police college has always been difficult, making the road dangerous especially for parents and children at nearby schools.”

In St Mary’s ward, the turning circle on School Grove will also be made a “No Waiting at any time” zone. Cllr Richard Baum said “This area is frequently packed with people stopping for the nearby school. It is dangerous for the children and not fair on the people who live on School Grove. These improvements will make things better for everyone.”

The plans have been considered by the Council’s Traffic Management Unit and will be formally advertised in the coming days.

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