Lancashire roads to get speed limits

Speed limits introduced on Lancashire roads
Speed limits introduced on Lancashire roads
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New speed limits are set to be introduced on roads in parts of Lancashire.

Lancashire County Council found there was a number of roads which do not have a speed limit order, which means police can’t undertake speed enforcement.

Councillors and the police feared that road safety may be compromised should the speed limits not be approved and introduced.

The A570, which connects Southport, Scarisbrick and Ormskirk, will have a speed limit that changes from 40 to 30 to 40 to 50 to 30, with signs clearly indicating these changes.

Crosshall Brow, Neverstich Road, Houghtons Road, Railway Road and Grimshaw Road will all be set at 40mph.

Black Moss Lane and Liverpool Road North in Burscough will have a 50mph speed limit.

Stannanought Road in Skelmersdale will have a derestricted limit.

A 30mph limit will be enforced on the A577 Blaguegate Lane, Wigan Road and Westhead.

Members of the West Lancashire community and other stakeholders were formally consulted on the proposed speed limits and no objections were received during this period.

No adverse comments or objections were received from the local county councillors for the areas.

Lancashire County Council voted to introduce the limits at a meeting earlier this week.