Barbara Keeley

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH

Barbara calls on Highways Agency officials to rethink plans for an additional lane on M60

M60 carsBarbara recently met senior officials from the Highways Agency to talk about changing their proposals to add an additional lane to the M60 between Junctions 12 and 15.

Barbara previously met former Transport Secretary, Geoff Hoon, to detail her own objections and those of local residents to the Agency's proposals. The Transport Secretary then asked officials to have another look at their plans.

Barbara met Alex Bywaters, Project Leader on the motorway project and Emily Robertson from the Department of Transport to discuss residents’ concerns. The officials told Barbara they were now working on changed plans to avoid removing any trees or acoustic fences. The changes include alterations to lighting and the central reservation to prevent the work on the additional lane going closer to residents' homes.

Barbara said:

"Transport officials have taken on board the objections I made to Ministers on behalf of local residents. They are now working on plans to minimise the need to remove trees or acoustic fences. However, I will reserve judgement until I have seen more detailed plans, which will be available towards the end of the year.

"The officials also promised there would be a full further consultation with me and with local people. I will make sure concerned residents are kept informed about future developments.”

 

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