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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, Preston News, Roads

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

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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