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'Dangerous' route near Buckley could welcome new footpath

Published date: 25 February 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A NEW footpath could be created on a road blighted by “numerous near misses and minor accidents”.

Flintshire Council has undertaken a feasibility study and added the proposed scheme for Bryn Road in Alltami, near Buckley, to its ‘Safe Routes in Communities’ list.

Buckley councillor Carol Ellis said the road is “dangerous”, believing pedestrians using it are at risk from heavy goods vehicles accessing the nearby Pinfold Industrial Estate.

Pedestrians, including children, currently have to walk in the road towards oncoming traffic and Cllr Ellis wants to see measures taken before tragedy strikes.

“Road safety is a worry to residents and myself in this area,” Cllr Ellis said. “There have been numerous near misses and minor accidents on Bryn Road and I know of one lady who was knocked down by a vehicle.

“There is no pavement or footpath at all and the fact remains the roads are dangerous and parents worry about their children walking to Argoed School.

“People have been clipped by the wing mirrors on cars and I have been asked by numerous residents of Alltami village to emphasise the need for a footpath along Alltami and Bryn Road.”

Flintshire Council is considering a 1.8 metre-wide footway by utilising existing grass verge space.

Neal Cockerton, head of assets and transportation at Flintshire Council said: “The proposed scheme will be added to the Safe Routes in Communities list. However, since there are pinch points along the route, land will be required to enable sufficient widths to be provided to construct a new footway.”

Cllr Ellis added: “I have received a positive response from Flintshire Council so I am optimistic this will happen.”

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