Wigan confirmed as gateway to HS2 in the North West

Business and council leaders have welcomed final approval from Government of the HS2 route which confirms Wigan as the North West’s gateway to high speed rail. The decision to approve the phase 2 HS2 route was announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and was hailed by business leaders as a major inward investment opportunity for … Read more

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A675 Belmont

The first section of a new average speed camera scheme will go live from Friday 9 June on the A675 Belmont, it has been confirmed. Following the successful installation and configuration on the northern part of the route, from the M65 junction 3 to the north of Belmont Village, the cameras will now be enforced. … Read more

Additional average speed installation A565 Southport New Road

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 … Read more

Road casualties to be tackled with average speed cameras

Eight routes where 13 people have lost their lives in collisions in almost six years (01/01/2011 to 01/10/2016) are being targeted in a bid to cut down on the number of casualties. The routes across Lancashire have seen a total of 406 casualties with 62 people suffering serious or life changing injuries since 2011. Now … Read more

Make broadband speeds available by premises address

Broadband providers should open up their data so people can more easily compare the estimated broadband speed they can receive direct to their home, rather than to their postcode, councils say today. At the moment, there is no one place that consumers can compare side by side estimates of the broadband speeds that providers could … Read more

Proposed new speed limits in Halewood

It is being proposed that some speed limits in Halewood are reduced to 20mph. It is part of Knowsley Council’s ongoing efforts to improve road safety. You can see the plans for the proposed 20mph zones on Hollies Road, Church Road, Wood Road and streets off these roads on this map. It is also proposed to introduce … Read more