Residents living near a main road junction in Wallasey are welcoming the news that £150,000 could be spent on making it safer.
The junction of Leasowe Road, Greenleas Road and Cross Lane in Wallasey has a history of crashes, collisions and near misses.
Following a campaign by residents and local councillors, the Council agreed last year to assess the problems at the junction and to see how it could be made safer.
Now, following a further three reported collisions, and using money received from the Government and City Region for transport improvements, councillors in Wirral are to be asked to approve traffic signal improvements costing £150,000.
Councillor Lesley Rennie said: “This junction has a very poor road safety record, mainly due to traffic signals that are no longer fit for purpose.
“Leasowe Road is a dual carriageway and we know from the complaints and crashes in recent years how turning right at any of the four junctions can be risky.
“Due to the increase in traffic – including the number of vans and wagons now using Cross Lane – we need traffic signals that are clear for all road users, including pedestrians.
“I am grateful to the residents who have worked with us over recent years and also the Council’s Highways Team for using the available evidence to justify this work.”
The proposal must now be signed off by next week’s meeting of the Council’s Environment, Climate Change and Transport Committee with highways officers then able to come up with specific proposals to improve safety.
Other road safety works have seen additional pedestrian barriers at Wallasey Village Station and the designation of ‘school streets’ at nearby Greenleas Primary School.