Con­fus­ing round­about to be made safer with cash splash

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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.

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