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Council makes U-turn on Hale danger road
HIGHWAYS chiefs have made a dramatic U-turn regarding traffic calming measures on a Hale road.
In the aftermath of a serious accident on South Downs Road at the end of last year, Cllr Alan Mitchell stated that there were ‘no plans’ to make any changes to road
However, three months later the council decided to take action after Messenger highlighted the issue.
Cllr Mitchell said: “I can confirm that there are plans to put up additional warning signs on the approaches to the section of the road where the bends are. These signs will also include an advisory 20mph speed warning.”
In the most recent in a series of serious accidents on the road, an employee of an Altrincham security firm was left with a broken neck and will not be able to return to work in the foreseeable future.
The West Valley Security employee, who wishes to be named only as Glen, is a former two-time world karate champion and West Valley co-director, Andrew Hurlston, believes he was only saved from a more serious injury due to his high level of fitness.
Mr Hurlston has been campaigning for changes to be made on the road on which he has lost wing-mirrors from seven of his vehicles in four years.
“It is good for the council to do this, I’d certainly be extremely pleased, especially as my officer was seriously injured,” said Mr Hurlston.
“But I think speed bumps are still needed without a shadow of a doubt.”
James Munnery, who lives on nearby Ashley Road, said: “I think it’s positive that they are taking it seriously now but I think they’re glossing over a bigger problem.”