A dangerously narrow road which motorists use to cut through from Uppermill to Dobcross, and vice versa, has got Conservative councillors making a concerted effort to consider proposals to solve the plague of problems.
Moorgate leading to Den Lane, has concerned councillors and residents alike after the High Street was reduced to 20mph (on a temporary basis) but signage promoting a higher speed limit was erected on the side street.
Parish councillor Woodvine, and colleagues, are working with Highways to address concerns. He said: “Den Lane can be chaotic; it is used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. We must take into account the width of the road and height of the bridge when considering any proposals.”
It was also on Den Lane that Network Rail erected stainless steel fencing, which they’ve now painted green, and Saddleworth South councillor Graham Sheldon has been supporting residents in their campaign for some years.
In addition, Cllr Sheldon has criticised Labour-run Oldham Council for taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut as they also introduce a 20mph speed limit on almost all roads in Greenfield. He said: “These measures are overkill and are going to cost a fortune. There is absolutely no need to take this action on most of the side streets. Unless we enforce these measures we are wasting both time and money.”