Signs 'bagged up' after council blunder

Signs 'bagged up' after council blunder

by Danielle Thompson (June 2022)

A BLUNDER by Sefton Council has led to road signs stopping cars from using Queens Road in Southport being temporarily ‘bagged up.’

The local authority installed cycle lanes in Southport town centre during the pandemic along Hoghton Street, Chapel Street, Tulketh Street, Wesley Street and along Talbot Street.

As part of this, from September 2020 onwards, cars were prevented from driving along Queens Road and pay and display parking spaces on Hoghton Street and Talbot Street were removed, bollards were installed on the new lanes and a ban on cycling in the pedestrianised Chapel Street area was reversed as part of the initiative.

Now, the temporary traffic regulation order (TTRO) for the scheme has expired and signage stopping cars using Queens Road have been temporarily ‘bagged.’

The Champion believes that this is a temporary measure, during the interim period prior to a new TTRO being implemented.

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