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Sedgley campaigner secures safety measures for Northway

Sedgley campaigner Damian Corfield has secured funding from Dudley Council for new road safety improvements on the Northway in Sedgley.

Mr Corfield, who is standing as Labour’s candidate for Sedgley in the upcoming local elections, is working with campaigners from the Northway Action Group for Road Safety (NAG4RS) who have been raising concerns about accidents on the road and have pushed for safety measures to be put in place.

The funding will be used to install new Safer Routes to School measures near to Alder Coppice School which will include flashing speed awareness signs, road markings and a new crossing, as well as the creation of a new Speedwatch group to monitor dangerous driving on the road.

The latest improvements follow a number of local surveys conducted by Mr Corfield and other campaigners that show strong support for measures including speed limit signs and speed bumps. New signage, road markings, bollards and a mini roundabout have already been installed, but Mr Corfield is helping campaigners push for further measures particularly on the bend near Rowena Gardens and Swallowfields.

Damian Corfield said:

“I live locally so I’ve heard from lots of Northway residents who say that speeding on the road is so bad that near misses happen weekly and accidents are becoming more and more common.

“Thanks to strong local support and the hard work of campaigners I’m really pleased that we’ve now been able to secure some tremendous improvements including speed awareness signs and a new crossing.

“I’ll continue to take up local concerns with Dudley Council so we can get the extra safety measures that campaigners want put in place.”

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