Safety improvements to be made on 'deadly' road

Reporter:

Hayley Collins

CRUCIAL safety improvements are to be made on a dangerous road which claimed the life of two people in less than a week.

Flintshire Council’s Highways officers have met with North Wales Police to discuss possible safety measures that could be implemented on Sealand Road in Sealand.

Community leaders have been calling for action to be taken after Danny Evans, 18 and Carl Sutton, 26, both from Connah’s Quay, were killed in separate collisions on the hazardous stretch of road last month.

Sealand councillor Chris Jones, who has been campaigning for speed reduction for years, said the discussions are a step in the right direction.

She told the Leader: “At last they are going to take some action and they are admitting that something is not right on that road.

“The good news is that it’s progressing at last, albeit after a tragedy, but if it helps to save another life on that road then that’s what we want.”

Cllr Jones said that suggestions so far have included altering the road markings, raising the height of the kerbs and slashing the speed limits, but the installation of street lighting has been ruled out due to a lack of funding.

More than 4,000 have joined a Facebook Group dubbed Make Sealand Road a Safer Place, which is campaigning to get safety measures implemented.

Dave Faulkner, Flintshire Council’s head of highways and transportation, said: “Following the joint inspections with North Wales Police, which took place following fatal accidents, it was concluded that there were no obvious physical highway factors that could be attributable to the two accidents.

“However, general wear and tear was noted and this has been renewed and the roadstuds will be renewed shortly.

“No further works are planned at the moment.”

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