RESIDENTS living next to a busy road in Sealand are calling for action to slow traffic before someone is killed.
They have raised concerns about the speed of traffic on the A548 Sealand Road, near the junction of Manor Road.
The road, which links Garden City to Chester, is currently a 40mph limit leading from and to a 60mph zone, but residents say some motorists exceed this.
And although it has a pedestrian refuge to help them cross, they say improved measures, such as a puffin crossing, are needed.
Margaret Glendenning, of Sealand Road, believes a flashing speed sign or a speed camera would help.
Mrs Glendenning also thinks the speed limit change sign should be moved further away from the properties.
She said: “They should be further away so people have time to slow up if they are going to. This whole road is an accident route, right up to the Greyhound.”
Mrs Glendenning, who is retired, also believes the 60mph zone should be reduced to 50mph like the nearby Parkgate Road, the A540, through Mollington.
“This is a very busy road. There’s tractors and trucks pulling in and out all the time.”
Neighbour Paul Marland, 38, who is a self-employed father-of- two, said: “I am concerned about the fact it can take up to 10 minutes to get across the road. I struggle to get across to get a bus.”
Cllr Chris Jones, chairman of Sealand Community Council, said: “We need a puffin crossing. It’s a 40mph and it should be changed to 30mph. People are not keeping to the speed limit.
“The only speed camera here is just as you get into Chester further down the road. We can’t wait for there to be a fatality for something to be done.”
Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant and MP Mark Tami said they are going to write to the county council and police raising the residents’ long-standing concerns.
A spokesman for Flintshire County Council said: “There are no current proposals to install a puffin crossing at this location, and no previous requests have been received.
“We receive many requests for crossings across the county and any new sites for consideration would be assessed and prioritised with others, with factors such as traffic flows, traffic speed and the number of people crossing used to compare sites.”