New report says long term plan to improve roads in Lancashire is on track

New reports to Lancashire County Council’s cabinet present a ‘health check’ of Lancashire’s roads, outline plans to invest in maintenance to a number of roundabouts, and propose new standards for critical braking surfaces which prevent vehicles from skidding. One report outlines progress with the council’s long-term Transport Asset Management Plan which aims to improve the […]

Major improvements due for Helmshore Viaduct path as part of cycleway scheme

Helmshore Viaduct is due to be temporarily closed for major work to make the path across it better for walking and cycling all year round. The improvements are being carried out as part of the East Lancashire Strategic Cycleway, a project to create a network of good quality routes which people can use for everyday […]

New Lancaster to Knott End bus will link to villages

A new bus service being launched this month will improve public transport connections between Lancaster, Garstang and Knott End. The new Service 88 will work alongside the existing Service 89 which operates directly between Lancaster and Knott End, and link to Garstang, Nateby, Out Rawcliffe, Scronkey and Stakepool, according to Lancashire County Council. It means […]

New motorway junction and link roads open in Preston

Costain has completed a £207m road scheme linking parts of Preston and the Fylde to the M55 motorway. The scheme opens to the public today and consists of a brand-new motorway junction, the M55 Junction 2, a dual carriageway and two connecting link roads. The work has been delivered on behalf of Lancashire County Council, […]

Smoother journeys ahead with extra £5.1m for highways

A major new round of improvements to the county’s roads has been agreed by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet with a focus on fixing and preventing potholes. The council received a further £5.1m for highways after the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced more money for UK roads in the Spring Budget. A report to the council’s […]

Road safety schemes get £1m boost from Lancashire council

Funding has been agreed to help make roads safer in Lancashire, as part of a programme of investment which will also see improvements to footpaths and bus stops. Lancashire County Council has approved £1million for road and cycle safety schemes at locations where at least five collisions have resulted in people being injured within a five-year […]

Cabinet agrees extra £5.1m funding for road improvements

Lancashire County Council is investing an extra £5.1m in Lancashire’s roads, bringing its maintenance budget for this year to around £35m. Last week, the county council’s cabinet approved a report highlighting its plan to spend Lancashire’s share of the extra £200m of investment in roads announced in Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget. […]

New vision for highways and transport agreed in Lancashire

Councillors have agreed a new strategy setting out Lancashire County Council’s ambitions to deliver a modern and efficient transport network which supports its economy, environment and people’s health. The Highways and Transport Strategy presents a high-level view of the council’s approach to supporting travel, with a focus on developing better links to areas of job […]

New express bus improves links between Skelmersdale and Liverpool

A new bus service launched this week makes it quicker and easier to travel between Skelmersdale and Liverpool using public transport. The 319 Trainlink service, operated by Stagecoach on behalf of Lancashire County Council, runs between Skelmersdale Concourse, Kirkby railway station and Kirkby bus station for onward transport links into Liverpool reducing the travel time […]

Lancashire County Council details new Jenoptik-supplied speed camera installation

Lancashire County Council has announced that the New Year is seeing progress resume on a major project to install average speed cameras on the county’s five highest-risk A-roads. The Safer Road Fund programme is a £7.9m investment to reduce casualties on routes identified by the Department for Transport as the county’s historically most dangerous A-roads. […]


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