Delay with planned new borough school crossing

Work on the crossing on Mosley Common Road, Mosley Common, outside St John's School, has been stalled after a problem with electrics going to the beacons

Friday, 7th May 2021, 7:00 am

Campaigners will have to wait a little longer for work on a long-awaited zebra crossing to be completed.

Residents had campaigned to get the crossing on Mosley Common Road Mosley Common, outside St John’s School to help with road safety when crossing the road.

They were successful with their calls and work started on the installation.

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The site of the proposed crossing on Mosley Common Road

But the project has stalled after a problem with electrics going to the beacons. It is now hoped the issue can be sorted and the crossing completed.

Coun Paula Wakefield, of the Astley and Mosley Common ward, said: “We campaigned to get a zebra crossing on Mosley Common Road outside St John’s School to help with road safety when crossing the road.

“We got the plan through and work began on the installation.

“The work on the crossing then seemed to come to a halt and has not been finished.

“We have chased this matter up and the delay is with the electrics going to the beacons.

“This is currently being sorted and then they will paint the lines on the road (they can’t do it before for safety reasons as it won’t be a complete crossing).

She added: “We will keep our eye on the situation and hopefully it will be up and running soon.”

It comes after residents elsewhere were successful with their demands for a pedestrian crossing on Henfold Road, near Garrett Hall School, Astley.

People had been calling for safety measures, for the past year, amid fears of an accident on the busy stretch.

Ward councillors Paula Wakefield, Christine Roberts and Barry Taylor had also been pushing for a crossing point and they believe their persistence has still paid off, with the proposals now in place.

The crossing design will now go to Wigan Council’s traffic department to arrange installation, which it is anticipated will be done during school holidays.

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