Traffic management firm gets busy during lockdown

Blackburn-based Kays Traffic Management has seen an uptick in work during the lockdown, working with councils to prepare roads and public spaces for social distancing measures.

The company has worked with Blackburn and Bolton councils to create temporary cycle lanes while commuters are advised against taking public transport, implemented markings at two coronavirus testing sites in East Lancashire and created social distancing markers for shoppers in Bolton town centre.

Taking advantage of the quieter roads, the family-run firm has also worked with the local authorities to place a series of rainbows and messages of thanks to the NHS.

Shaun Hargreaves, Kays commercial director, said: "While many businesses have been forced to make staff redundant or struggled to adapt to the ‘new normal’, at Kays we have found new ways to utilise our expertise effectively.

"Myself and the team have been on site every day working harder than we ever have. We are proud to be a backbone for our community, keeping our teams in jobs at a time when unemployment has risen, whilst also knowing that we are providing a much needed service as a time when local authorities and other organisations really need a reliable partner.

"Of course we would never have wanted to find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic but I think we are all proud that we are able to do something productive to help keep the North West safe and moving.”

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