Safety features added to junction after revamp

WIGAN  14-11-16
General view of the traffic lights on Warrington Road, Marus Bridge, Wigan - the filter light turning right onto Highfield Grange Avenue isn't always working.
WIGAN 14-11-16 General view of the traffic lights on Warrington Road, Marus Bridge, Wigan - the filter light turning right onto Highfield Grange Avenue isn't always working.

A number of tweaks to the layout of a notorious Wigan road junction are hoped to improve safety, council bosses have said.

New lane markings and a sign have been laid out at the Marus Bridge junction following a public outcry last year.

Several accidents had occurred as motorists struggled with the new layout since the £1.4m transformation from a roundabout to a junction.

Council assistant director for infrastructure Mark Tilley told the Wigan Post road safety remains their “number one priority.”

He said: “A new sign has been installed at Marus Bridge junction to remind drivers turning right from Warrington Road onto Highfield Grange Avenue to give way to oncoming traffic.

“Road markings have also been put into place to direct traffic into the correct road positions before turning right.”

Concerns had been voiced that accidents had resulted from drivers turning right thinking they had automatic right of way due to a filter system on the lights at peak times.