New Penwortham link road will help ease congestion, says councillor

A new road which councillors hope will ease congestion on roads near Preston has been opened.

Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 2:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 2:34 pm

The road, which connects Carrwood Road in Walton-le-Dale to The Cawsey in Penwortham, was built by Morris Homes as part of their development located off The Cawsey.

This new section of road has been 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.

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The new link road which connects Carrwood Road in Walton-le-Dale to The Cawsey in Penwortham, has been opened

The toucan crossing is the final piece of work. Following testing over the last few days, the road can now be opened.

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.”