Monday, November 26, 2018
Lancashire County Council has decided to put on hold plans for a new bus lane on the north side of Broughton, following public feedback.
Improvement work is currently taking place in the village, including traffic calming measures, which should reduce the need for the bus lane to reduce rat-running and speeding.
The bus lane would have been put in on Garstang Road, close to the roundabout for James Towers Way.
The decision to defer this process was made by County Councillor Keith Iddon, cabinet member for highways and transport.
He said: "We've listened to people's views on our plan and decided that the new traffic calming we're currently putting in should help to reduce problems through the village.
"Thank you to everyone who responded to the public notices, which helped us to consider all of the issues and reach this decision.
"Once this work has been carried out, we'll keep an eye on the situation to consider if a bus lane is still needed, but we feel that the improvement work should help to solve these issues."
The improvements in Broughton village include cycling, walking and environmental enhancements along Garstang Road.
The existing bus lane near to the M55 junction will remain in place, and there are no plans to make any changes to it.
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