Confusing roundabout to be made safer with cash splash
ONE of Southport’s most confusing roundabouts is set to benefit from a chunk of £500,000 set aside for road improvements.
Kew roundabout is known for often being problematic with motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike.
The busy roundabout is used by those visiting Southport hospital, Meols Cop retail park and the KGV College site, as well as motorists going to and from Ormskirk.
Proposed plans would see the junction benefit from a new signalised toucan crossing, which will make it easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists to cross Scarisbrick New Road.
Directly affected residents have been consulted on the plans, with three responses received by Sefton Council – two in favour and one against.
The objection was due to the concern of the potential impact a cycling crossing may have on newly planted trees.
Other plans included in the road improvement scheme include a new cycle-friendly zebra crossing between Kew Woods and Town Lane, and a cycle-friendly junction linking Coronation Walk to Promenade.
Sefton Council was set to give the proposals the go-ahead at its Licensing and Regulatory Committee meeting in Southport on Monday.