#SaferM56 Campaign Update
The M56 motorway is becoming ever more dangerous, and like the local residents, I am deeply concerned about this. Accidents are happening all too often on this road – in particular between junctions 12 and 14. This is the stretch which runs alongside Helsby and Frodsham towards Sutton Weaver, Preston Brook, Norton and Beechwood.
Each and every accident is an incident too many, injuries and fatalities cause untold devastation to the families whose loved ones are affected and I have long been calling for action on this stretch of road. I believe that something can, and should be done about it- we cannot leave it as it is, with more families suffering.
In October I held a multi-agency meeting with senior figures from the Highways Agency, police and local authorities. Whilst the main priority of the meeting was discussing ways to make this road safer, the other aspect is the huge delays and disruption incidents on the motorway cause to the surrounding areas. If the motorway snarls up, many people hop off and go on the A56, causing huge traffic jams through place like Frodsham and Helsby. This makes everyday life for residents in an around the motorway very difficult.
So something must be done, and I have been banging on doors to raise my SaferM56 campaign at every level. I’m therefore delighted to announce that I have just secured a Westminster Hall debate in the House of Commons on this issue. The debate will be considering Junctions 12-14 of the M56 specifically, and takes place next week. If you would like to join my campaign for a Safer M56 or let me know of your experiences on this road, or living near to this road, please email saferM56@grahamevans.org.uk