In January it was announced by the constabulary and Lancashire Road Safety Partnership that eight routes across the county are set to be targeted with average speed cameras, in a bid to cut down on the number of road casualties.
Installation is complete on a stretch of the A565 Southport New Road between the B5246 at Mere Brow and the Gravel Lane roundabout at Banks and testing and configuration will be the next phase before enforcement.
Following a review of casualty data and feedback from local residents, the route is now being extended and work on the installation of the additional cameras has now begun.
This will extend the route from Mere Brow through Holmes to the Tarleton crossroads. The route will now cover 3.7 miles.
Further information will be shared ahead of the enforcement go live date.
The cameras will use number plate recognition technology to detect vehicles and calculate their average speed by measuring the time taken to travel between fixed points of a known distance apart. Average Speed Check signage will be used to inform drivers that they are entering an average speed control zone.
The introduction of the system is intended to positively influence driver behaviour and ensure that motorists comply with the set limits on roads, resulting in a safer environment for all road users.
More information about the average speed cameras can be found on the Partnership website or click on the side panels to the right of this page.