Denton MP steps in after motorway junction safety concerns

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Denton MP,Andrew Gwynne called for immediate changes to the work being carried out to improve traffic flow at Denton Roundabout, where the M60,M67 and A57 all meet. Local residents objected to the "Pinch Point Initiative"scheme which involves a fast flowing traffic lane taking traffic off the motorway and into Manchester along the A57. They said they felt unsafe crossing the the lane to access their houses on Manchester Road and the surrounding area.

Since Andrew Gwynne contacted the Highways Agency about the concerns of the residents the plans have been altered to include a stop and give way feature for traffic coming off the M60 and also onto the A57. Andrew Gwynne said he was "delighted" and added that it should now see the M60 operating in "a better fashion"without it impacting on the safety of local residents. There was a similiar fast flowing lane on Manchester Road when the motorway was built which was removed 15 years ago,again as the result of a campaign by local residents taken up by Andrew Gwynne, who was then a Denton Councillor on Tameside Council.

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