County Council dragging feet on HGVs past parish church

Ormskirk councillor, Adrian Owens and local residents have criticised the county council and Transport Portfolio Holder, John Fillis for an extremely slow response, when some through traffic especially heavy goods vehicles could have been diverted away from the town centre and A570./p>

Adrian said, “The opening of the new Thornton relief road this week should have brought some much needed relief for Ormskirk. Signage changes on the M58 could have diverted some through traffic along the new Thornton Relief Road into Sefton. Instead, we find out that substantive discussions with Sefton council and the Highways Agency have only recently commenced."

Adrian continued, "I and residents have been asking Councillor Fillis to progress this since last year and the county council’s own transport masterplan identifies new signage on the M58 as a key early priority. It’s hugely disappointing then that vital months have been wasted.”

Local Ormskirk resident, Barrie French said “I and a neighbour contacted Cllr Fillis about this matter many months ago. It’s not the only action in the masterplan for West Lancashire that seems to be slipping. I’ve asked about Ormskirk bus station and cycle lanes to the University too as they are also behind schedule."

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