More should have been done to avoid road­works chaos

Rossendale Free Press - - The Rossendale Scribbler -

I IMAG­INE I wasn’t the only per­son to sigh when news emerged that the road­works caus­ing prob­lems in the town cen­tre of Rawten­stall were here to stay for at least a month.

Ob­vi­ously, the work be­ing un­der­taken is very im­por­tant.

But I do won­der if it couldn’t have been bet­ter planned.

For ex­am­ple, any work on Hasling­den Road causes prob­lems in the area - and we’ve seen that again in the last few weeks.

But when added to work on Bo­cholt Way, it has be­come a night­mare on the main round­about which is a bot­tle­neck at the best of times.

Rossendale Coun­cil has promised to talk to LCC about the works and what can be done to mit­i­gate the im­pact.

Ide­ally, that should have hap­pened sooner.

And maybe, next time road­works are planned, con­sid­er­a­tion could be given to a ‘one at a time’ ap­proach in our main town cen­tre.

●● The Bo­cholt Way road­works are among those that have caused ma­jor de­lays in Rawten­stall

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