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Lancashire to spend half a million to reduce cycling casualties in danger spots

13 dangerous junctions to be redesigned

Lancashire County Council has announced its intention to spend half a million pounds on the prevention of cycling injuries.

The council will improve 13 dangerous junctions and add pedestrian crossings and other safety measures.

County Councillor John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We’ve looked at the locations where there have been a high number of incidents involving cyclists and we’ve developed plans to try to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.”

In Leyland, the Churchill Way roundabout near Hough Lane and McDonald’s will be changed into a shared-use facility with cycle lanes introduced, at a cost of £47,565.

The area is classed as the twelfth worst junction in Lancashire for cycling accidents.

Work in Burnley will be carried out at the junction of Colne Road and Thursby Square, and the junction of Church Street and Ormerod Road.

Around £5,000 will be spent in Colne Road where clear road markings will be provided and the exisitng cycle lane widened.

The Church Street/Ormerod Road work is expected to cost around £63,000 and will see a signalised junction and Toucan crossing facility installed.

A public consultation will be held in the autumn, with work expected to start next year.

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