Danger junction shuts
A DANGEROUS junction will be permanently closed to cars from next week.
The southern section of Moss Hey Lane will no longer have access to Southport New Road, near Mere Brow, after a “higher than expected” number of crashes.
Seventeen collisions have been reported at the junction in just years, with five resulting in serious injuries. The remaining 12 caused minor injuries.
The majority of collisions were the result of drivers failing to observe the “give way” sign when crossing the A565 from Moss Hey Lane in either direction.
A report by Lancashire County Council said that, of the 17 collisions, eight may have been prevented if the closure had been in place.
The council’s cabinet voted in September to close the junction to traffic and bollards will be installed.
Pedestrians and bicycles will still be allowed to use the junction, which leads to the Tarleton Bypass.
Roadworks to enforce the closure will begin on Monday, January 7 and are expected to last two weeks.
The junction will be closed to traffic from Monday