£380k road safety scheme is rolled out

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

NEW speed warn­ing signs are set to go up on roads across Bolton.

The coun­cil said 60 signs would fea­ture as part of a £380,000 road safety project.

Two signs could be lo­cated in each coun­cil ward, in lo­ca­tions sug­gested by lo­cal coun­cil­lors and res­i­dents.

Of the 60, 21 are ex­pected to be ear­marked for main roads at lo­ca­tions with ex­ist­ing speed­ing con­cerns.

The signs dis­play the speed at which an ap­proach­ing ve­hi­cle is trav­el­ling, warn­ing driv­ers to slow down.

Coun Nick Peel said: “Road safety is ex­tremely im­por­tant to us.

“We know from the signs we in­stalled around ten years ago that they do help in re­duc­ing ve­hi­cle speed.

“The ma­jor­ity of these signs have now reached the end of their prod­uct life cy­cle and is not pos­si­ble to re­store them to a good work­ing con­di­tion.”

The coun­cil said the project fol­lows new flash­ing 20mph warn­ing signs and 15 new ze­bra cross­ings around schools.

A ten­der process for a con­trac­tor will now be held.

Work could start in mid-2018.

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