Crossing added at busy roundabout in Wickersley

A PELICAN crossing has been added at one of the borough’s “most difficult” spots to cross the road.
Cllr Read at the new crossingCllr Read at the new crossing
Cllr Read at the new crossing

The traffic light aid for pedestrians has been added on the Morthen Road arm of the Masons roundabout, Wickersley.

The need for the extra safety measure was raised with Rotherham Council following a collision.

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RMBC leader Cllr Chris Read, said: “This must have been one of the most difficult places in the borough to cross the road… every time it felt like taking your life into your hands.

“The new crossing is already in heavy use, and while it is not the easiest place from a technical point of view to install, and clearly traffic on the roundabout can’t be allowed to queue for any length of time, it already seems to have created a much safer environment.”

Crossings have been added at Greasbrough, Rawmarsh, Deepdale and Parkgate since 2022, with new ones planned for Kimberworth, Hellaby, Cortonwood and Swallownest in the coming year.