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New link road between Penwortham and Walton-le-Dale ‘just weeks away’

Posted on - 3rd June, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Politics, Preston News, Roads, Transport, Uncategorized, Walton-le-Dale
Work on the Cross Borough Link Road at the Cawsey

A new toucan crossing is all that stands between a new link road opening in South Ribble.

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The Cross-Borough Link Road which runs between The Cawsey in Penwortham and Carrwood Road in Walton-le-Dale has been years in the making.

Part of a development of 280 new homes by Morrison Homes the Cawsey road has been hit by multiple delays.

Lancashire County Council say one final piece of work is needed to be able to open the road.

Read more: New homes and Lidl planned for former Vernon Carus mill site

Construction on a new toucan crossing in Carwood Road where it meets a path coming from the Old Tram Road pedestrian and cycle route must be completed.

The route of the new road Pic: Google
The route of the new road Pic: Google

Work on the crossing began on Monday (1 June) and the county council say the new crossing should be in place in around four to six weeks, allowing the Cross-Borough Link Road to be opened in July.

Read more: Safety fears raised by residents about the Cross-Borough Link Road

Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor Keith Iddon said: “We had a number of additional tasks to carry out once the developer had constructed the new link road to calm traffic speeds, and ensure safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

“There will be more traffic using Carrwood Road once the link road opens, and we took on board the concerns of local residents that the safety measures should be completed before it opens.

“I’m glad that we’re now underway with the Toucan crossing and look forward to being able to open the new link road in a few weeks’ time.”

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