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Work to start on tragic crossing

Reporter: DAWN MARSDEN
Date online: 07 August 2014

WORK to improve the safety of a Shaw crossing where 12-year-old Annalise Holt was killed will start on Monday.

Following public consultation, the council’s preferred option of a signalised junction controlling vehicle and pedestrian movement was chosen by the 163 people who responded.

The system uses sensors to detect the presence of pedestrians waiting at the crossing and as they are crossing the road as well as ensuring a steady flow of traffic.

Royton and Crompton School pupil Annalise was crossing Milnrow Road with her friend Shofie Kucuk-Guzel (11) on December 17 when she was struck by a van.

Traffic lights will now be put in place at the junction of Milnrow Road and Linney Lane and pedestrian controlled crossings will also be installed on each arm of the junction.

The new system will incorporate and replace the existing zebra crossing currently on Milnrow Road and a mid-September completion date is expected.

Work will be carried out at off peak times and at weekends to keep disruption for motorists to a minimum.

Councillor Dave Hibbert, cabinet member for housing, planning and transport, said: “We have committed to improving this junction and I am pleased work is now set to start. There may be some disruption while construction is carried out but please bear with us.”
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Comments

What is 'signalised'? Another lazy Americanism creeping into the home of the english language

"The system uses sensors to detect the presence of pedestrians waiting at the crossing and as they are crossing the road as well as ensuring a steady flow of traffic."

Does this mean another faulty/unresponsive crossing in Shaw?
Watch the people of Shaw, they hardly bother to even use the crossings any more, as they all know it will not stop traffic.

So, on the back of 163 people we are having four way lights? I opposed this idea initially and stand by it. All this will do is cause traffic jams. A red light does not improve pedestrian safety, see how many drive through the exisiting red lights on the existing four way junction on the bypass. Yes, something needed doing, this was not it.

i hope that this will make the accident black spot more safer with the traffic lights

@timberwolf - maybe you could consider getting out of your armchair and getting involved in the process rather than sitting at your keyboard moaning. 163 responded and therefore made a decision on behalf of the rest of us. Can't moan if you are never bothered to be involved

 

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