Residents of Hoghton with Wheelton who read the In Touch newsletter will have heard of Andrew’s campaign against dangerous driving on rural roads. He has been campaigning for road improvements in the area since 2015. In early 2016 the tenaciousness of Andrew’s campaign got the attention of Andrew Pratt, the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner candidate, who visited the area to discuss the issues and commended Andrew’s work.
We are delighted to say that due to pressure from Andrew and other campaigners and politicians, the A675 running from the M65 through Abbey Village to Belmont has been selected as a site for new average speed cameras. A measure Andrew has spent nearly two years asking for.
Andrew Snowden Said “I am over the moon that that this stretch of road has been selected for the new average speed cameras. There have been a number of fatalities and countless near misses over the years due to dangerous speeding drivers. These cameras have been tried and tested, the evidence proves that they improve driving behaviour and reduce accidents – it is a great step forward in improving road safety in our area”.
Andrew concluded “I would like to express my thanks to the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety, and all the member organisations, for their work on this issue – and for taking note of the danger speeding causes on rural roads in Chorley and elsewhere. There is more to do across the area, but this is a great step forward”.
The cameras will be installed as part of a programme which covers eight sites, and the will be completed by the end of 2017. The full list of sites is as below.
A565 Southport Road (1.2m) between B5246 at Mere Brow and the Gravel Lane roundabout at Banks.
A583 Preston New Road (7.5m) between M55 Junction 4 (Peel Road, Peel Hill), through Kirkham bypass, and Blackpool Road at Preston Old Road, Clifton.
A588 Head Dyke Lane, Pilling (2m) between Fold House Caravan Park and Bourbles Lane.
A59 Brockholes Brow, Preston (0.5m) between M6 junction 31 and Glenluce Drive.
A6 London Road, Preston (0.7m) between Capitol Centre (Winery Lane) and Albyn Street East.
A675 in Belmont (8.5m) between M65 junction 3, through Abbey Village and Belmont to Scout Road.
A682 Gisburn Road, Pendle (5.2m) between A59 at Gisburn and Whittycroft Avenue (between Barrowford and Blacko).
B6232 Grane Road, Haslingden (4.7m) between A56 through Haslingden Grane to A6177 Elton Road junction with Sough Lane.