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New Crossing at Daventry

February 16, 2017 3:00 PM
By Alan Knape
Originally published by Daventry Liberal Democrats

A new crossing is to be installed on Drayton Way which will significantly increase safety for pedestrians crossing the busy road. Currently, it is quite hazardous for members of the public walking from Middlemore to the Shops and school on Ashby Fields or the Falconers Hill, UTC and Hill schools further down Ashby Road. Residents of Middlemore have been asking for this route to be made safer for more than five years. Now that this improvement is being made it would be a good time to press the county council to increase safety on the section of Ashby Road next to the reservoir. The pavement here is close to the road, and with a speed limit of 40MPH, it can be quite worrying walking down the road when taking young children to school. However, with the current Conservative-led administration at the county council being unable to balance the books, it is unlikely anything will happen soon. Local Lib Dem focus team member Alan Knape said "While I welcome any efforts to increase safety for local residents this is five years too late. We should be thankful no one has been injured on this dangerous road. Unfortunately, it is not surprising that it has taken so long as the Conservative-led county council can barely maintain our roads, let alone make improvements to make them safer."