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Speed humps and junction table could be placed in Larches

Posted on - 17th August, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Larches, News, Roads

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Speed humps are among several traffic calming measures that could be placed in the Larches area of Preston.

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Approval is being sought for the Lancashire County Council Scheme, which hopes to reduce traffic problems on Whinfield Lane, Larches Lane and Greavestown Lane by installing speed cushions and a junction table.

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A spokesperson for Lancashire County Council said: “We analyse the available data to target road safety measures where the evidence suggests they will have the most impact in reducing collisions resulting in injury, and are proposing a traffic calming scheme for the Larches estate to address issues with speeding and a recent history of accidents.

“The scheme would involve installing speed cushions on the roads through the estate which link Blackpool Road and Pedders Lane, and a junction table at the junction of Larches Lane with Larches Avenue.

“A report is due to be presented to the cabinet member in September for a decision on whether to go ahead with the scheme.”

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The scheme was proposed after a period of public consultation and a total of two objections have been received against it.

County Councillor of the Larches area, David Borrow, said: “I have been pressing for ways to re-enforce the 20 mph zones in areas where they are being ignored most. We agreed to put £1 million aside for this work.

“The Greavestown Lane/Larches Lane/Whinfield Lane corridor through the Larches estate was chosen as it is one of the worst places in the county for speeding in a 20 mph zone.

“I am pleased the work will go ahead later this year – I get regular requests from local residents keen to know when the work will begin.”

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The decision will be made on Monday 12 September.

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