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Council urged to make ‘dangerous road’ safe

Trusthorpe resident Pam Moore is concerned a pedestrian will soon be seriously hurt along the A52 road near her home.

Trusthorpe resident Pam Moore is concerned a pedestrian will soon be seriously hurt along the A52 road near her home.

A PENSIONER has called on road chiefs to make a ‘dangerous’ Trusthorpe road safer for pedestrians who ‘take their life in their hands’ when they cross it.

Pam Moore says the main A52 road at Trusthorpe which goes south to Sutton on Sea, near to her James Avenue home, is a danger to pedestrians and urgently needs more pavements and a crossing.

And she has re-iterated her concerns to the Leader after being told by Lincolnshire County Council’s highways team last year that her comments had been noted, but has seen no work undertaken.

“It’s a dangerous road and for disabled people like me it’s very difficult to cross,” she said.

“I had a near miss last year when I was crossing the road and one minute it was clear, then suddenly a car appeared and actually scraped the back of my mobility scooter.

“It’s a busy road in winter but even busier in the summer, you take your life in your hands when you cross it.

“It needs pavements all the way along and a proper pedestrian crossing.”

Pam said she feels Trusthorpe is neglected by the local authority.

“With the population growing and houses being built the work needs to be done soon,” she said.

The county council appear to have contradicted Pam’s concerns, suggesting that the demand for a crossing isn’t there.

Senior Highways Officer, Ian Mickleburgh, said: “We are aware of Mrs Moore’s concerns with regard to crossing the A52.

“Unfortunately, due in the main to the low numbers of people wanting to cross this road at particular points, a pedestrian crossing can’t be introduced.

“We are meeting up with her to discuss the concerns to see if any alternative course of action is merited.”

Do you share Pam’s concerns? Should the county council take action or is the road safe enough as it is? Email your views or Tweet us.

 

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