THE fight to reduce the speed restriction on a 'dangerous' road will go on despite a barricade of technicalities and delays along the route.
Residents and councillors have been campaigning for more than a year to get the A56 speed limit at Dunham on the Hill reduced to 50mph.
They say the road sees a high number of accidents, including a fatal crash in July when 23-year-old Helsby resident Kirsty Dyson was killed.
And, a white saloon car over-turned on the road last Friday.
County councillor David Rowlands says something needs to be done to make drivers slow down on parts of the road.
He said: 'This road is dangerous. The number of accidents have been too great and for most of them speed has been a contributory factor.
'I hear the emergency services go past my house on the A56 almost every day, to the extent that in our house we have a saying - 'there they go again'.'
Despite Cllr Rowlands's concerns, highways officers had advised no action should be taken after a road survey showed the road's average speed is already below 50mph.
To combat this, Cheshire's county-wide criteria for road speed limits would have to be redrafted.
But the Speed Review Panel of councillors who can do this has not been reformed since the new municipal year in May.
Following calls for further action by campaigners, the panel will consider this stretch of the A56 as soon as it is reconvened.
But Cheshire County Council's executive member for highways and transportation, Cllr John Burke, has warned that this measure will not produce fast results.
'The last panel took 18 months to work out the county criteria for speed limits. Even then, the new panel will just give further advice - it is up to the local Joint Highways Panel to act on that advice.'
Despite the delays, Cllr Rowlands says he will keep pushing for the revised limit, and for further changes to the way the county allocates them.
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