Ian Austin

Independent for Dudley North

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Austin meets Northway road safety campaigners

Dudley MP Ian Austin is meeting residents on the Northway in Sedgley to discuss further road safety improvements on the road.

He was joined at the meeting by Dudley Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for road safety Cllr Hilary Bills to listen to residents’ views on making the road safer.

Northway Action Group for Road Safety (NAG4RS) campaigners have raised concerns about accidents on the road and have pushed for safety measures to be put in place. They are also campaigning for measures to prevent lorries thundering past local residents’ houses.

Austin has backed the campaign and conducted a number of local surveys showing strong support for measures including speed limit signs and speed bumps. New signage, road markings, bollard and a mini roundabout have now been installed, but Austin is helping campaigners push for further measures particularly on the bend near Rowena Gardens and Swallowfields.

Ian Austin said:

“Northway residents have told me that speeding on the road is so bad that near misses happen weekly and accidents are becoming more and more common.

“I’ve spoken up for campaigners from the start and we’ve already managed to secure new signs, markings, bollards and a mini roundabout to slow traffic.

“That’s a great start but I’ve brought Dudley Council’s road safety chief to hear about the extra safety measures that campaigners want put in place.”

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