A COMMUNITY leader is thrilled action is being taken to make a ‘dangerous’ road safer.
After a 15-month campaign Cllr Chris Jones is delighted Flintshire County Council has agreed to install two flashing speed signs on Sealand Road, just outside Chester.
She told The Chronicle she has pushed hard for changes to be made to the A548 – which links Deeside to Chester – following the deaths of 26-year-old Carl Sutton and 18-year-old Danny Evans, both from Connah’s Quay, last year.
Cllr Jones said: “I am delighted at the news that they will be putting the signs up. It is a very positive step and I’m hoping that it will slow drivers down.
“It has been a long fight since the two fatalities but finally we have some good news.
“It is a busy road but I hope that the signs will help tackle the problem.
“There are similar signs in Garden City and drivers really do take notice.”
News that the signs would be put up came after a site visit from deputy council leader Tony Sharps and Neal Cockerton, head of assets and transportation at the council.
But a request for a pelican crossing near the A494 end of Sealand Road was turned down.
Cllr Jones said she was told that if more funding became available it could be considered in future.
Cllr Jones is also asking for an extension of the 40mph limit on the road to be considered.
A spokesman for Flintshire County Council said: “Following a site meeting last week a speed activated sign will be provided within the next two months for westbound traffic entering the 40mph speed limit close to the Manor Road junction.”