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07 Aug 2020

Work to restart on new safer road crossings for Boothstown residents

Work to install a new signalised pedestrian crossing, and upgrade of the existing pelican crossing in Boothstown, Salford, is set to restart to give pedestrians safer access to local facilities.

The work, which was scheduled for March earlier this year, had been postponed due to restrictions around Covid-19 but will now take place from Monday 17 August. The main construction works will take around five weeks to complete and will start during the summer holidays to minimise disruption to motorists.

A new puffin crossing will be installed opposite the Standfield shopping centre and community facility on the A572 Simpson Road, and the existing pelican crossing on A572 Leigh Road, near the Post Office, will be upgraded to a full signalised puffin crossing.

Puffin crossings are smarter and safer options for pedestrians with sensors to detect when pedestrians are waiting, or need longer to cross the road, they also benefit motorists to reduce waiting time if no pedestrians are present.

Peel L&P, in partnership with Salford City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), has arranged for the work to take place to help improve pedestrian safety.

Information on the works will also be available from the Salford City Council here.

The main works will be carried out Monday to Friday during off peak hours to help minimise disruption.

Contractor George Cox and Sons will complete the works on behalf of Peel L&P.