West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has secured Lancashire County Council’s commitment to improve road safety at an accident hotspot in Scarisbrick.
A number of West Lancashire residents contacted Rosie to raise their concerns about the junction between Drummersdale Lane and Merscar Lane. Road users highlighted their concerns about the visibility problems drivers and cyclists face when pulling out of Merscar Lane.
Following action from MP Rosie to highlight the dangers that drivers and cyclists face, Lancashire County Council’s Director for the Environment announced that the council would be conducting works to improve the safety of the junction.
Commenting on the announcement, MP Rosie said:
“The Council has now agreed to extra signing at this junction due to an increase in the number of accidents and near misses.
“The fears about the safety of the junction were highlighted further when a recent collision on the bend resulted in ambulance crews attending the scene.
“All road users should feel safe when travelling around West Lancashire. I’m delighted that as a result of these concerns being raised, Lancashire County Council has ordered works to be carried out to improve the safety of this junction.”
The planned works by the County Council include additional signage and new lining on Drummersdale Lane, in order to slow vehicles down and increase awareness of the T junction. Lancashire County Council has also committed to monitoring the junction further in order to consider further safety measures. Rosie has also liaised with Lancashire Police to raise the issue of speed enforcement along the road.