Lancashire County Council Speed Management Programme

The Lancashire Speed Management Group, has considered the information provided by those raising concerns about speeding, along with the casualty record, speed of vehicles and other local factors to determine what action we will take.

The results of this analysis are now available in the Speed Management Programme below. Updates to this plan will be published monthly.

To view the proposed actions for the roads in Lancashire please click speed management action plan in the document downloads section.

Explanation of Proposed Actions:

Enforcement

In response to the complaints recently received periodic mobile enforcement will take place where indicated in the plan at the discretion of the police. This is in addition to the many other locations at which mobile speed enforcement is carried out by the police in Lancashire. This mobile activity complements the static and average speed camera enforcement sites.

Speed Indicator Devices (SpIDs)

Speed Indicator Devices (SpIDs), raise driver awareness of the speed they are travelling at, by displaying vehicle speed. They may also display a smiley or sad face depending whether you are above or below the speed limit. SpIDs are normally deployed for periods of 1 week with a repeat deployment 6 months later.

Temporary Signs

Community Concern Speed Area signs are eye catching signs normally deployed for periods of one month, with a repeat deployment approximately 6 months later.

Community Road Watch

Community Road Watch involves police working together with local communities at sites where people are concerned about road safety. Volunteers, trained by the police, work with local officers to monitor and record drivers exceeding the speed limit, using a mobile phone, or drivers (or their passengers) not wearing seat belts. Action taken as a result of Community Road Watch might include warning letters or police visits to motorists.

Lancashire Road Watch (LRW)

If a location is labelled 'LRW', this means that the site is currently enforced as part of a scheme referred to as Lancashire Road Watch. These sites have been identified as the worst classified roads in each district that were selected on the basis of the highest casualty rates and are now subject to enhanced levels of police mobile speed enforcement along their lengths.

Safety Engineering Schemes

Safety engineering schemes approved for implementation by Lancashire County Council.

Scheme Ref

Location

District

Description of Works 

FS-19-19-LSS01

Runshaw Ln, Flag Ln jct to Runshaw Hall Farm

Chorley

Hazard markers on bends & at junctions, enhance existing signing & install LED road studs

FS-18-19-LSS02

A49 South of M6 flyover to Lydiate Ln jct

Chorley

Hazard markers on bend & at junction, junction warning sign, edge of carriageway markings & LED road studs

FS-18-19-LSS03

Railway Street, Nelson

Pendle

Raised junction table, Speed control table & extension of NWAAT for improved visibility.

FS-18-19-LSS04

A6 Carnforth - Cumbria boundary

Lancaster

High Friction surfacing, junction warning & chevron signs, extension of hatch markings.

FS-18-19-LSS05

Carr Road, Nelson

Pendle

Raised uncontrolled crossing point, with SLOW marking & warning signs . Double-yellows on West Street & Howard Street junction corners.

FS-18-19-LSS06

Carr House Ln-North Rd jct

Chorley

Hedge/vegetation removal & clearance, SLOW marking on North Road jct approach

FS-18-19-LSS07

Watling St-Eastway jct

Preston

Right turn ghost island & adjust signal timings

FS-18-19-LSS08

Junction of A56 n/b on slip with Broadway, off Bent Gate roundabout

Rossendale

Improved deliniation

FS-18-19-LSS09

Blackpool Rd, Brook St jct

Preston

2 x Tall signal poles and remove nearside trees on eastbound approach.

FS-18-19-LSS10

Casterton Avenue-Ribble Avenue jct

Burnley

Upgrade existing pedestrian refuge, provide pedestrian warning signs.

FS-18-19-LSS11

Sharoe Green Ln, St Vincents Rd to Preston College

Preston

Increase conspicuity of zebra - improved lighting, warning signs, enhanced markings.

FS-18-19-LSS12

Moss Side Ln, Corka Ln jct to Wrea Green

Fylde

Chevron signs on bends, solar road studs and edge of carriageway markings

FS-18-19-LSS13

Morris Ln jct with Renacres Ln & Gorsuch Ln

West Lancashire

Vegetation clearance, bar markings on approach to junction giveway 

Community Toolkit

A Community Toolkit is now available in the document downloads section below. The toolkit contains a variety of free resources, advice and practical ideas to help you to reduce traffic speeds in your local community.

Explanation of Timescales

  • Activity will take place at a time during the indicated quarter of the financial year 2019/20. The activity may not be continuous throughout the 3 month period.
  • Quarter 1 = April to June 2019
  • Quarter 2 = July to September 2019
  • Quarter 3 = October to December 2019
  • Quarter 4 = January to March 2020
  • Periodically: to be delivered at intervals throughout the year. Dates to be determined by availability.
  • 2019/20 = to be implemented during the financial year April 2019 to March 2020

Document downloads

Community toolkit (PDF 347 KB)

Speed Management Action Plan (PDF 856 KB)

Community Road Watch involves police working together with local communities at sites where people are concerned about road safety. Volunteers, trained by the police, work with local officers to monitor and record drivers exceeding the speed limit, using a mobile phone, or drivers (or their passengers) not wearing seat belts. Action taken as a result of Community Road Watch might include warning letters or police visits to motorists.