Proposals which aim to make part of D’Urton Lane safer for road users is expected to be approved by councillors this week.Advertisement
A new report to be considered by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet on Thursday (November 4) is asking councillors to approve a Traffic Regulation Order to prohibit parking around the truncated end of D’Urton Lane, Broughton.
This section of D’Urton Lane carries Preston Guild Wheel – a popular route for cyclists and walkers – and forms part of the James Towers Way (Broughton Bypass) scheme.
The order will allow for the safe turning of vehicles and keep the truncated western end of D’Urton Lane free of parked vehicles, making it safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
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The estimated cost of these proposals is £5,000, which, if approved, will be funded from the Broughton Bypass scheme in City Deal.
The proposals were advertised and formally consulted upon during a four-week period in February and March 2021.
Councillor Charlie Edwards, the cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: “This is a sensible measure that will make this section of the Guild Wheel safer for all.
“This is another boost to the cycling network in Lancashire, giving people better access to the Guild Wheel.
“I’m grateful to everybody who has taken the time to respond to the consultation about these proposals. I will be asking my cabinet colleagues to carefully consider the scheme, taking into consideration all of the feedback we’ve received from residents.”
As part of the consultation the proposal received eight responses supporting the Traffic Regulation Order and 48 responses from objectors. The documents were available on the council’s website and sent to specific relevant organisations and persons.
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