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Cycleway improvements in South Ribble


Another section of the Leyland Community Health Loop cycleway has been given the go-ahead, with work starting next week.

The new route will be created along part of Langdale Road, providing better links between Runshaw College and Worden Park.

Crossing points will be created and improved on Holt Brow and Worden Lane, close to the college, along with improvements to road signs and markings.

This will make it easier for people to cross the road, without the need for traffic lights.

The plans have been agreed by Lancashire County Council, with work scheduled to start during the college half-term holiday, when traffic will be lighter than usual.

County Councillor John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “This is good news for the area as these improvements will help to link up parts of the town, creating a route that is safe and easy to use.

“It will also give people different options for how they travel around the area and bring added health benefits by making it easier for people to cycle to college and in their free time.”

The Community Health Loop is a concept proposed by the Leyland Cycle Forum.

The project will be delivered as a partnership between Lancashire County Council, South Ribble Borough Council, Chorley Borough Council and the Cuerden Valley Park Trust, as these four organisations own most of the land needed for the route.

The county council has previously agreed to invest more than half a million pounds to deliver the first three sections of the proposed 12-mile cycle and walking route in 2015/16 and 2016/17:
• A 4km stretch from Worden Park to Earnshaw Bridge linking a number of residential areas, schools, and local services. Work would include improvements to road crossings and a pedestrian bridge.
• A 6km section through Cuerden Valley Park, bringing improvements to existing multi-user routes and making links to Buckshaw Village in the south
• Croston Road to Lancashire Business Park. This 1km stretch would make use of a very attractive area of open space to the north and west of Leyland, also improving links to the business park, and areas designated for new housing and businesses.

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