Those of you who have lived in Carnforth for a while will be aware of the issue of HGV long vehicles turning into Market Street from the A6. There have been numerous occasions where poor driving has resulted in the barrier that protects the traffic light control box being crushed, and additional damage to the traffic light pole itself.
While there is a good road safety record at this location the Town Council have been concerned for some time about the safety implications of these accidents and have been working with Lancashire County Council to develop ideas that may help.
As you are aware there is limited space at the junction to introduce wholesale changes and after considering several options the County Council is proposing to re-site the ‘stop-line’ at the traffic lights exiting lower market street. The line will be moved back towards Carnforth Book shop, which will provide a greater turning circle for long vehicles.
The impact on vehicles using Walmsley Street will be carefully monitored once the work is completed.We expect that this work will be completed before the summer, along with some re-lining work on Market Street.
If you have any questions regarding this planned work this please contact Carnforth Town Council in the first instance.