Bolton Liberal Democrat campaigner Warren Fox and Astley Bridge resident Joanne Gallagher have written to Bolton-Council Director of Place, Stephen Young requesting a meeting to discuss congestion issues on Blackburn Rd, Astley Bridge.
Mr Fox said; “Two years ago years I handed a petition into the Mayor of Bolton which was signed by 500 residents, requesting for action to be taken to cut congestion on Blackburn Rd. We need the council to look into a meaningful solution as it’s getting worse.”
On the 15th August 2016, the Executive Cabinet member reviewed the petition and promised to deliver improvements to ‘cut the endless queues’ of traffic on the road. Blackburn Road is one of the busiest routes in the borough with over 25,000 vehicles using the road every day.
Astley Bridge resident Joanne Gallagher, contacted Mr Fox for help after becoming frustrated with the lack of improvements, she said;
“The current traffic situation on Blackburn Road is adding unnecessary time into our already busy lives. It’s bad for the individual, bad for the environment, and bad for local businesses.
I’d like Bolton Council to look into plans like new light sequences or yellow boxes to help the flow of traffic.”