A RE-ELECTED county councillor is stepping up his campaign to improve road safety on two roads in a town.

Conservative Peter Britcliffe is angry that nothing has been done to upgrade a ‘dilapidated’ zebra crossing on Blackburn Road in Oswaldtwistle or to combat speeding on Broadfield.

He has raised both issues with new Lancashire County Council highways boss Cllr Charles Edwards.

Cllr Britcliffe wants the zebra crossing belisha beacons on Blackburn Road in Oswaldwistle’s West End fitted with ‘halo’ lights to improve visibility and improved road markings and traffic calming measures, such as speed humps, installing on Broadfield.

He has raised the Blackburn Road crossing in 2018, 2019 and February this year and highlighted speeding on Broadfield to county council highways bosses in January 2018.

Cllr Britcliffe, re-elected as Oswaldtwistle’s county councillor in May 6’s local elections, has been told the police do not consider the 30mph section of Broadfield as suitable for permanent speed monitoring despite average speeds of 38.5mph as the number of collisions is low.

He said: “I am so disappointed that despite two requests for upgrades to the current dilapidated Blackburn Road crossing nothing has been done.

“On Broadfield, I have to say I find the response from the police most disappointing.

“It is acknowledged that speed is 8mph above the limit for the road and I know residents feel threatened by the speeding traffic.

“How fast does traffic have to go before traffic calming measures are implemented?

“Once again I call for action at both locations. I have been in touch with Cllr Edwards and our new Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden to arrange for them to visit both sites.”

A Lancashire County Council spokesman said: “We have no current plans for any built traffic calming measures at Broadfield. If there is an evidence-based speeding issue, we will look to introduce appropriate mitigation measures.

“We have recently inspected the zebra crossing on Blackburn Road to ensure the beacons and floodlights are providing good visibility, however work will be carried out soon to renew the road markings.”