Council’s bid to improve safety in town

Wakefield Council will be carrying out three months worth of roadworks in Knottingley in a bid to improve road safety in the town. The works include two new zebra crossings on Hill Top (one opposite Morrisons Car Park and another near St Michael's Church), and a new pedestrian island on Weeland Road near the junction with England Lane.
Wakefield Council will be carrying out three months worth of roadworks in Knottingley in a bid to improve road safety in the town. The works include two new zebra crossings on Hill Top (one opposite Morrisons Car Park and another near St Michael's Church), and a new pedestrian island on Weeland Road near the junction with England Lane.

Motorists in Knottingley face three months of delays as Wakefield Council carries out work to improve road safety in the town.

The council will build two new zebra crossings at Hill Top and revamp the existing one near the old police station on Weeland Road.

Work, which starts on Monday, January 5, will also include building a new pedestrian traffic island on Weeland Road, near the junction with England Lane.

Coun David Dagger, cabinet member for transportation and highways, said: “The council monitors road safety across the district throughout the year and develops a programme of road safety schemes based on priority.

“The A645 on Hill Top and Weeland Road between The Arcade and England Lane has been identified as an area that would benefit from a scheme to improve safety for pedestrians.

“I am very pleased that this important work will be starting in January to bring about these improvements.”

Temporary traffic lights will be in place on Hill Top and Weeland Road while the work takes place.

The new zebra crossings will be installed near Morrisons supermarket and the junction with Marine Villa Road and near St Michael’s Church.

The council will also be installing parking bays on Hill Top between Bridge Lane and Quarry House.

There will also be improved road markings along Hill Top and Weeland Road and the chevrons on the corner near Hollingworth Lane will be renewed.For more information on the scheme visit www.wakefield.gov.uk