Labour Action Team’s success in getting hi-tech signs installed

Tony Carr and Maurice Byrne


A four year battle to get hi-tech traffic calming road signs installed on a busy Maghull street has ended in victory thanks to Maghull Labour Action Team.

 

The interactive speed signs were finally installed at the spot on Liverpool Road South after residents and Maghull Labour borough and town councillors called for action.

 

Maghull Town Councillor Maurice Byrne said the sign had been "a long time coming".

 

Cllr Byrne said: "I have been having regular conversations with a woman who lives nearby who says she has been asking for traffic calming for four years.

 

"After Labour took control of Maghull Town Council last year, I looked into this matter and found that there was indeed a real need for traffic calming at the spot because of vehicles coming from and heading to Switch Island at speed.

 

"We had a number of people complain about the issue, particularly because there are a number of  schools around that area, including Maghull High and the traffic there needs to slow down. There's always lots of school children around this area and there's a danger that there could be a serious accident.

 

"So we were delighted when we finally got the funding for the interactive signs. But then there were technical delays in getting the signs installed and up and running.

 

"But at long last, the signs were this week installed. This is great news for everyone involved, not least of all the residents who have been asking for this for more than four years, and these signs should make this whole area a lot safer."

 

Molyneux Ward Labour Councillor Tony Carr said he was delighted the signs have been installed.

 

Cllr Carr said: "We are all really pleased these signs have finally been installed.

 

"After many years of asking the signs should slow traffic on the road down and make what is a dangerous stretch, a lot safer for people in this community and for young people going to and from school each day."

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