|‘Bring It Back’ say campaigners
Bring It Back campaigners
Winstanley Ward Councillor, Clive Morgan has launched a campaign to bring back a right turn option for car users at the junction of the A49 Warrington Rd and Clapgate Lane, Goose Green.
Today (21st January) residents and business joined Cllr Morgan and ward colleague Cllr Paul Kenny at the launch of a petition which can be signed at the local NISA shop on Clapgate Lane.
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.
Cllr Morgan maintains that the works on the roundabout provide the opportunity for the right turn switch to be made.
Cllr Clive Morgan 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 Clapgate Lane 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.”
The petition can also be signed online at www.winstanleylabour.org.uk from 22nd Jan.