Eros roundabout in Fleetwood
Eros roundabout in Fleetwood

Following some concerns raised by Fleetwood residents and cyclists about the state of Amounderness Way, both in terms of potholes and road markings – in particular the edges of the roads for cyclists – I am pleased to have secured yet more pothole refilling and line painting!

With my previous successes of getting Broadway resurfaced, dozens of potholes repaired in Fleetwood, speeding enforcement in the town, and road markings repainted to support local businesses, I’m always happy to take more action on road safety.

National Highways have updated me to say:

“I am pleased to inform you our Inspection Team has identified the worn away line markings and the potholes on the cycle lane, and as part of our make-safe programme of works we plan to fill the holes left by failing surfacing and reinstate worn lining. Additionally, our Environment Team has identified some low hanging branches along the A585, and our Maintenance and Response Team is set to carry out the required maintenance. These works are scheduled to be carried out this Autumn.

We appreciate that a continuous segregated cycle lane along the entire length of the A585 is likely to be a better solution for cyclists, but the availability of land to do this is constrained at certain locations. As a result, we have provided ‘on-road’ facilities on certain sections as an alternative. For the longer term, we are also exploring options to improve provision for cyclists between West Drive and Morrisons.”

I am pleased that the Highways Agency are working towards a solution on this and I look forward to seeing their plans develop in the future, but for now I’m happy to take action to make sure the roads remain safe in the short term.

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