Dead-end work hits delays

The junction of Sandy Lane where it meets St Andrew's Way in Leyland
The junction of Sandy Lane where it meets St Andrew's Way in Leyland
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A busy dead-end road in Leyland is set to be opened up on a trial basis by the summer.

Calls have been made for Sandy Lane to be opened up where it is currently blocked off to access St Andrew’s Way, in a bid to put an end to long-running traffic and parking problems.

Residents claim the popularity of Sandy Lane Surgery means that the road is having to cope with too much traffic.

Drivers have to turn around and leave the street the way they came in each time, via Balcarras Road, and the road starting ‘sinking’ in 2012 as it couldn’t cope with the volume of traffic.

A campaign was launched to open up the dead-end, and Lancashire County Council agreed to open it for a two-year period, to see if it helped to alleviate the problems.

Paul Dunne, highways manager for South Ribble at LCC, said this week: “The changes on Sandy Lane involve re-opening its junction with St Andrew’s Way, introducing double yellow lines and measures to restrict traffic movement.

“This work was due to start during the early part of this year, but due to engineering and programming difficulties resulting in a re-design, this has been delayed.

“Work will now begin in the late spring or early summer.

“This will be an experimental scheme so residents and businesses can share their views before we make any permanent alterations.”