Saddleworth police seek solution to road traffic incidents at A635 blackspot

POLICE are seeking a solution to help reduce the number of road traffic incidents occurring at an accident blackspot in Greenfield.

A car which crashed off the A635 in July

The A635, Holmfirth Road has seen 26 incidents in the last 12 months, Sergeant Neil Barker told the Saddleworth and Lees District Partnership meeting in November.

And of those incidents, seven occurred between October 1-24, leading Sgt Barker and his team to target the area for extra work.

He explained: “The majority of the incidents are at a specific bend that has an adverse camber, and there have been incidents with vehicles both going up and down the road.

“There is a lot of signage up there already so what the problem is I am not really convinced yet.

“The road there does have an adverse camber and there is a lot of water running across the road when it rains, so perhaps that’s not helping.

“We have taken photos of the spot and are liaising with the council to look at what, if anything, we can do.

“Buckstones Road has two similar bends and the surface there has been redone so that is a potential solution. We are currently working with the traffic team to sort something.”


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