Safety Improvement Begins Where Young Girl was Killed

Road Works have begun on on Prescot Road in St Helens after an campaign form the parents of Violet Grace Youens.

She was was killed by a hit and run driver there in 2017.

New traffic islands are being put in with an upgrade to the current pedestrian crossing which could be paved in the Colour Violet in her memory.



A council spokesperson said "The two-phase scheme will then continue in a fortnight's time for the installation of two new traffic islands.

"During the initial stages of the scheme, St Helens Council worked closely with Glenn and Rebecca Youens whose daughter Violet-Grace was tragically killed as a result of a hit and run on the stretch of road in March 2017.

"Phase two of the scheme will also include an upgrade to the existing uncontrolled pedestrian crossing point which could be paved the colour violet in memory of Violet-Grace."

No road closures will be required for phase two, although temporary traffic signals will be in place to ensure the safety of workers.

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