New pedestrian crossing installed at dangerous junction in Maghu

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson with Labour’s Park Ward candidate Kris Brown at the new pedestrian crossing at Sefton Lane in Maghull.


Maghull Labour Action Team has got its finger on the button after a new pedestrian crossing was installed on the busy Sefton Lane junction.

Labour MP Bill Esterson raised the issue of the dangerous junction as he struggled to cross the road to take his children to school.

Although there were traffic lights at the junction, there was no pedestrian crossing facility which meant that people often diced with death to get from one side of the road to the other.

Bill said: "Living in Maghull I regularly have to cross this junction, particularly when I was taking my children to school.

"On my own it was extremely difficult to cross, but with two young children it is next to impossible. Older people must have really found it a struggle.

"One of the main issues was that  there was no indication for the pedestrian when it was safe to walk. You had to judge when it was safe to cross when the cars were stopped, but that meant you had to rush before the cars came along from the other direction.

"I discussed it with Kris Brown who is Labour's candidate for Park Ward and we contacted Sefton Council asking for action to be taken to make the junction safer.

"And I am delighted to see that they have taken action and installed pedestrian crossings.

"This means I won't have to try to avoid that junction when I am out walking with my children in future and older people and the disabled won't have to dread passing from one side of the road to the other."

Kris Brown said the road was a potential death trap for pedestrians in the area.

Kris said: "After we flagged this up as a matter of concern we were contacted by people who also had difficulty crossing the road.

"So we are all delighted that something has been done."

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