HIGHWAY officers are looking at plans to introduce parking restrictions at the junction of Ordnance Road with Station Approach giving safer access at the junction. Motorists have been double parked close to the junction causing difficulties for commuters to arrive at and leave the busy station car park.
Cllr Aidy Riggott, county councillor for Buckshaw Village has been campaigning for action and now Lancashire County Council are set to consult on plans to introduce a prohibition of waiting at any time on both roads.
He said: “Since I was elected back in May 2017, improving the safety and parking situation around Buckshaw Parkway has been one of my top priorities for the residents of Buckshaw Village. Following my on-site meetings with Highways engineers and colleagues in County Hall, I have persuaded the county council to bring forward this initial plan."
“I have been trying to make it more visible for people pulling out of the road and also for pedestrians and cyclists getting across the road.”
The proposals are for double yellow lines on both sides of Station Approach, from its junction with the centre line of Ordnance Road for a distance of 25m in a southerly direction and on the south side of Ordnance Road from a point 18 metres west of its junction with the centre line of Station Approach for a distance of 36 metres in an easterly direction.
Cllr Riggott added: “This is just the first step on what is going to be a long and challenging journey. “But I am determined to bring about a long-term sustainable solution for residents and commuters alike.”