Following complaints from residents about it being dangerous to cross Moor Road in Hunslet, in particular near to the busy junction with Balm Road / Belle Isle Road, Hunslet and Riverside Councillors put forward a request to Highways Leeds to build a safer crossing point, as previously reported by South Leeds Life.
Highways Leeds agreed to the idea of a pedestrian refuge at this location in principle, subject to funding being agreed and the plan approved by the city Highways Board.
Funding was immediately set aside by Cllr Mohammed Iqbal, Cllr Elizabeth Nash and Cllr Paul Wray at the time but they were informed it would take several months before the Highways Board assessed the scheme. Finally, this has happened and approval has now been given.
Cllr Mohammed Iqbal welcomed the announcement, saying:
“The provision of a pedestrian refuge at this location is a significant step forward in making crossing Moor Road safer. The £10-15,000 cost (subject to the final design) is money well spent in our view and we know this refuge will be welcomed by most local people.”
Subject to the approval of the final design, Councillors have been informed the pedestrian refuge should be in place by the end of June, if not sooner.
This post is based on a press release issued by Hunslet & Riverside Ward Councillors
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