Extra signs to protect cyclists

Cyclists in Leyland
Cyclists in Leyland

Around £10,000 will be invested in signs at roundabouts and junctions in South Ribble, to remind drivers to look out for cyclists.

Accident hotspots in Farington, Penwortham, Bamber Bridge and Walton-le-Dale will all be targeted under a new scheme introduced by Lancashire County Council, to improve road safety over the next two years.

County Councillor John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, has agreed the £1m package which features a comprehensive range of measures based on research about the most effective ways to cut deaths and serious injuries at accident blackspots.

Earlier this year, the council announced £200,000 worth of other measures to improve road safety in Leyland under its highways masterplan.

An off-road cycle path from Moss Side to Preston is on the cards, as well as a zebra crossing near Runshaw College.

Resurfacing works were announced for Leadale Green and outside St Mary’s RC Primary School in Haig Avenue.

And in Farington, drainage improvements and flood relief in Stanifield Lane and Knowsley Avenue is a priority.