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Motorists urged to slow down on Byrom Lane

by Editor Lowton and Golborne News

Concerns about speeding along Byrom Lane in Lowton will see the council take extra measures to try and persuade drivers to drive more carefully.

Additional road markings urging drivers to reduce their speed will be painted on the road, which runs between Slag Lane and Sandy Lane, near the Sailing Club, in the next few weeks.

James Grundy, MP for Leigh, said: “I have been contacted by a number of constituents regarding concerns for safety on Byrom Lane due to speeding vehicles. This comes as part of a wider problem of road safety right across the Leigh constituency.

“As a result, I have written to Wigan Council about this ongoing issue and they have now agreed to install a number of additional ‘SLOW’ road markings along Byrom Lane to remind drivers of the need to drive at an appropriate speed along this section of road.

“Whilst this is just a small improvement, and much more needs to be done to improve road safety locally, I am hopeful that these new road markings will remind drivers to reduce their speed, which will in turn improve the safety of this road and provide some reassurance to local residents.

“I look forward to continuing to work with local people and community groups in our local area to fight for the road safety improvements you want to see.”

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