The Cawsey Link Road, which connects Penwortham to Walton-le-Dale, is finally open.Advertisement
The road, which has been beset by delays, connects Carrwood Road to The Cawsey and has been built as part of the Morris Homes development.
The link road and bridge opened today after being adopted by Lancashire County Council.
The county council, with support from South Ribble Council, has made a number of safety improvements to Carrwood Road.
These include widening and extending the pavements to make it easier for both pedestrians and cyclists to use Carrwood Road, installing a new toucan crossing at the junction of Carrwood Road with the Old Tram Road cycle route, and cutting back the trees and shrubs along the length of Carrwood Road to improve visibility.
The toucan crossing is the final piece of work and following testing over the last few days, the road can now be opened.
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County Councillor Keith Iddon, deputy leader and cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “The Cross Borough Link Road will make it much easier for people to get between the Walton-le-Dale and Penwortham areas and provide an alternative route for local residents.
“This link will also help to ease traffic congestion in the area, especially at Tardy Gate.
“The pavement extensions and Toucan Crossing will make it easier for cyclists and pedestrians travelling along Carrwood Road and the popular Old Tram Road.
“I’m pleased this work is now complete.”
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