Residents may have noticed that all the warning signs are being replaced/upgraded at the junction of Booth Bed Lane/Hermitage Lane with Main Road. Goostrey Parish Council received representations about the dangers there and analysis showed that all the accidents that have occurred there had been due to drivers coming from Booth Bed Lane or Hermitage Lane not realising that there is a junction and going straight across. Although the visibility is poor, those who stop at the junction and move out slowly had not caused any accidents.
Although on-site discussions with CEC Highways showed that there is very little space to improve the junction itself some improvements could be made: the lights on the ‘stop’ signs had failed on both sides and some of the signage was badly positioned or discoloured. Therefore CEC agreed to upgrade and replace the signs with new ones, and also to add some new road markings. The Parish Council will continue to monitor the situation once the upgrades are complete.