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Narrow lane being used as short-cut.

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 21:07, Fri 30 June 2017

Sent to Halton Borough Council 3 minutes later

The section of Red Brow Lane between the Daresbury Park internal road and the A56 is being used by Daresbury Park staff/visitors as a means of bypassing the traffic lights at Junction 11 of the M56/A56. The lane is narrow and without any pavements making it totally unsuitable as a through route. Traffic is particularly busy during the morning and afternoon peaks and the majority of motorists using the lane show very little consideration for pedestrians. This is an accident waiting to happen and the situation will only get worse during the Winter months as the lane is unlit.. Most vehicles taking this short-cut turn left onto the A56 but some do turn right towards the M56 which entails crossing the dual carriageway which in itself is particularly hazardous given the fast nature of the road. The recently introduced 40 mph limit around Junction 11 does not seem to be influencing the speed of traffic at the junction with Red Brow Lane. Ideally this section of the lane should be closed to through traffic with access to the western section of Red Brow Lane being via Junction 11 and Daresbury Park.

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  • Halton B.C. do not accept that the amount of traffic using the lane is a problem at the moment. However they have promised to install signs warning motorists of the possible presence of pedestrians on the lane. I will update when these signs are installed.

    Posted anonymously at 09:11, Sun 23 July 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:37, Fri 28 July 2017

  • A sign warning motorists that there could be pedestrians on the road has now been erected.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 20:38, Fri 11 August 2017

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