Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Bring It Back Petition launched in support of right turn access at Clapgate Lane
Residents and business joined Clive and ward colleague Cllr Paul Kenny at the launch of a petition which can be signed at the nearby NISA shop on Clapgate Lane or online here.
On hand to meet and listen to local residents was Wigan Cabinet Highways Portfolio holder Cllr Kevin Anderson.
The busy A49 Warrington Rd is set for major changes this year following news that the Marus Bridge roundabout is to be removed and replaced with dedicated traffic signals as part of a £1million investment to keep this busy road corridor running smoothly.
Currently traffic wishing to access Clapgate Lane must negotiate the roundabout and make its way up Highfield Grange Ave – a detour that could be fixed by reopening the right turn access.
Clive said, “The recently announced £1million scheme at the Marus Bridge roundabout provides the opportunity for the right turn into Clapgate Lane to be re-opened.”
“As a local resident I will campaign hard and make representation to the Council for the right turn to be re-instated. I know that there is a strong desire from many residents to see this happen but we need the voice of the local community to back the campaign by signing the ‘Bring It Back’ petition.
“Please support the campaign and sign the petition."
Local Business leaders are also backing the campaign. Hitesh Chandarana of the local NISA shop said, “There has certainly been no benefit to my business from the closure of the right turn.
“The decision to close the right turn has had a significant impact on Clapgate Lane shopping precinct businesses. I know that prospective businesses have pulled out of plans to invest in a refurbished precinct, in part because of the loss of passing trade.”