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Gloria attends meeting with highways chiefs to discuss A60 safety

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Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero said she is looking forward to seeing what proposals highways experts put forward to make the A60 at Harlow Wood safer.

Gloria attended a meeting with representatives from Via East Midlands, the company that manages highways services on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, on October 31 to discuss the safety issues on this stretch of road.

Nottinghamshire County Council has already confirmed that a detailed road safety review is going to be carried out, looking at factors including signage, crossing facilities and the speed limit.

At the meeting the council explained that it will put forward suitable proposals once the results of the review have been analysed.

Gloria with county councillor Steve Carroll and Simon and Janet Cappin.

Gloria said: “The council is sympathetic to residents’ views and I am pleased that it has committed to carrying out the safety review.

“I look forward to seeing what measures it proposes once the results are in.”

The meeting was called after dozens of local people, including residents Simon and Janet Cappin, and users of Portland College and Fountaindale School told Gloria how dangerous that stretch of the A60 is for pedestrians and motorists.

Two young people have recently been seriously injured and they want action to be taken to make the road safer before anybody else is hurt.

Nottinghamshire County councillor for the area, Steve Carroll, organised the meeting and some of the local residents also attended.

Coun. Carroll said: “I am pleased that representatives from Portland College, Fountaindale School and residents will have the chance to feed into the council’s safety review to improve road safety on this very busy road.

“We look forward to the outcome of the review which should be completed by the end of December.”

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