Works starts on new crossing in Corby Old Village

Corby councillors  Ray Lilley and Stan Heggs
Corby councillors Ray Lilley and Stan Heggs
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Work has started on a new crossing in Corby Old Village after residents won their road safety campaign.

Northamptonshire County Council agreed to instal the crossing in The Jamb after people expressed fears someone would be killed or seriously injured trying to cross the busy road.

Work started on Monday to instal the crossing in front of the post office.

The scheme will mean losing one parking bay and reducing the size of the bus lane on the opposite side of the road.

Corby councillors Ray Lilley and Stan Heggs, who represent the Old Village on the borough council, have campaigned for the crossing on behalf of residents for the past 18 months.

Cllr Lilley said: “We started negotiating with the county council 18 months ago for the crossing. The work is now in progress and should be completed very soon, allowing residents to cross the busy road more safely.”

Signs are to be put up in High Street and The Jamb warning motorists of elderly people crossing the road and road markings will also be changed in a bid to slow down traffic.