£380k road safety scheme is rolled out
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.