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Safety First in Hillsborough and Walkley

Neale__Ben_and_Olivia.jpgLabourSheffield have given the go ahead for a new road safety scheme in Hillsborough and Walkley thanks to campaigning by local Labour councillors Neale Gibson, Olivia Blake and Ben Curran. 

The junction at Langsett Road and Forbes Road will get a £390,000 upgrade – and hopefully make pedestrian injuries a thing of the past. The busy shopping area has seen eleven pedestrians hurt in accidents around the junction in the past five years.

The safety measures will be introduced in 2018/19, when major tram-track work is taking place in Hillsborough. This timing will mean minimum disruption in the area and better value for money.

Town Hall Transport Member, Councillor Mazher Iqbal, said: “Residents and local councillors have made a strong case for greater safety measures. Plans will be available soon – and we’ll be asking local residents to have their say on the final scheme.’

Labour’s Walkley councillors Neale Gibson, Olivia Blake and Ben Curran said, ‘We take road safety very seriously and we will continue to work hard to secure funding to make local roads safer”.

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