Cottam and Ingol Cllr Trevor Hart has had his say on the unforeseen delays to roadworks on Hoyles Lane after the eight-week project to construct a new section of road by the Post Office enters its seventeenth week.
“I am looking into this as it is outside my ward but impacts on it. This work has already caused considerable disruption and although necessary has been difficult to residents with constant failure of traffic light controls.
“This latest issue that looks like more work will be needed and a lengthy delay will create further disruption to already frustrated residents.
“This clearly needs immediate and effective action not just to resolve mistakes if that is the case but to complete work at speed. I will be asking for answers.”
It is great to see Cllr Trevor standing up for residents on issues like these, and he will continue to work with the County Council to seek a resolution.
Lancashire County Council responded with the following: “This section of road is being improved by a local housing developer as part of an agreement with the council.
“As part of our supervision of the work we asked the developer’s design team to re-look at part of the scheme to ensure suitable visibility for all road users.
“Temporary signals are currently in use, and we apologise for any disruption this is causing, however ensuring the safety of road users is our main priority.”