by Lib Dem team on 21 July, 2021
The Lib Dem continues to press Highways England to sort out the overgrown grass and faded Keep Clear sign where South Park Road meets the M60 J3 slip road.
The overgrown grass restricts visibility for anyone trying to turn onto the slip road from the South Path Road Estate, or coming onto the estate from the motorway. The faded Keep Clear markings mean vehicles on the slip road are less likely to leave space for cars to join from the estate.
Highways England have now told us they are aiming to do the work on 1st August, and they are looking at paving over the triangle in the centre, or cutting back the grass more regularly.
The Lib Dem team have phoned, emailed and registered complaints on the Highways England website. We have also asked Stockport Council to contact Highways England and press the case. Keith Holloway has even been down to the site and cut back the grass himself. Several local residents have also contacted Highways England and cut back the grass.
“This is a safety issue,” said Keith. “Every year we have the same conversation with Highways England. We ask them to cut back the grass and it takes an age. Every year we suggest that a permanent solution is needed: replacing the grass with tarmac or stones, for example. It’s not acceptable for a government agency to ignore the safety of road users. Hopefully the work will be done on 1st August, and after that the triangle will finally be paved over – we’ll continue to monitor the situation and to press for action when needed.”9 Comments