Rosie Cooper MP is pleased to inform Scarisbrick residents that Lancashire County Council’s highways department will be focussing additional resources on the area after frequent reports of HGV activity.  

In particular, due to increased construction traffic using Jacksmere Lane, LCC have told Rosie that they will carry out a traffic count survey in June 2021, to establish the percentage of HGVs and vehicle speeds on this road. The results of that survey will help to identify trends that may require long-term solutions such as speed control measures.  

Rosie commented:
“I am pleased that the highways authority have recognised the serious concerns of residents in this area about HGV traffic. Scarisbrick residents, particularly those on Jacksmere Lane and Moss Road, have been contacting me about this issue for some time, which has arisen due to traffic to a construction site across the border in Southport, and has been compounded by the closure of nearby roads which has created a “rat run” along Birkdale Cop.  

“I further requested that the county council proactively survey the condition of Jacksmere Lane, Moss Road, Birkdale Cop, Heathey Lane, Renacres Lane, and Turning Lane, to ensure that there is no deterioration in the road surface. I was pleased to have it confirmed to me that this inspection will proceed and any qualifying defects corrected. 

“It is important that all agencies work together to minimize the disruption caused to residents. I encourage residents to actively report highways defects to the council and and instances of nuisance or dangerous driving to the police.” 

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