Closures ‘lead to bad driving’

The Moss Road, linking Blackpool and St Annes.

The Moss Road, linking Blackpool and St Annes.

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COUNCILLORS have slammed dangerous driving on a congested single track road linking Blackpool and St Annes.

The closure of Queensway has led to increased usage of Wild Lane, known locally as the Moss Road, leading to “absolutely chaotic” road usage.

And two Fylde councillors, whose wards incorporate part of the road, have called for drivers of larger vehicles on the road to exercise more 
common sense or risk causing a serious crash.

HGVs and caravans have been spotted on the road in recent days, and although not banned, drivers have complained they are causing unnecessary bottlenecks.

Coun Dawn Prestwich, who represents Ansdell’s Park ward, said: “It’s been absolutely chaotic and very dangerous because everybody’s been going in one direction and the traffic’s been so heavy.

“There are a lot of very concerned people because we’re rather a difficult area having just two roads in and out.

“I don’t know the answer to it but I do think safety concerns are paramount.

“Inappropriate use should be frowned on as heavily as possible because that puts people’s lives at risk and bad driving can cause a lot of heartache to a lot of people.”

Coun Vivienne Willder, who represents neighbouring Heyhouses, added: “I hate it and people were speeding along, it’s very dangerous.”

Blackpool Council is carrying out the resurfacing work on Queensway as part of its Project 30 scheme, which is seeing major road improvement works taking place across the resort.

A council spokesman confirmed all work on Queensway would be completed by the end of this week.

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