Clitheroe one-way system roadworks underway

Coun. Allan Knox inspects Woone Lanes new one-way system. (s)
Coun. Allan Knox inspects Woone Lanes new one-way system. (s)

Work to ease traffic problems on one of Clitheroe’s busiest roads should be complete by the beginning of next month according to highways officials.

Road works started on Friday to introduce a new one-way system on Woone Lane to stamp out congestion problems that have plagued the road for several years and should be complete by May 1st.

The one-way order will allow traffic to travel along Woone Lane from the junction with Greenace Street and Eshton Terrace towards the junction with Moor Lane.

Coun. Allan Knox, who lives in Woone Lane and has been lobbying for the one-way system for years, said: “This has taken 10 years of campaigning for. There has always been a problem with traffic congestion along here and this should put an end to that. It will also make it easier for the drivers of heavy vehicles and lorries.”

Lancashire County Council gave the go ahead to the new one-way system, which includes no waiting restrictions, a new limited waiting bay and some short lengths of double yellow lines.

The work is being funded by Taylor Wimpey Barratt as part of the conditions of approval for a new housing development at Henthorn Road.

“No waiting at any time” signs are due to be placed on both sides of Woone Lane from the junction with Greenacre Street and Eshton Terrace for a distance of 25 metres and from the junction of Moor Lane for a distance of 30 metres on its south side and 70 metres on its north side.

The proposals also introduce sections of no waiting at any time along the south side, opposite the proposed limited waiting bay and outside the mill, opposite the pedestrian entrance to the recreation area.

These restrictions were requested by Ribble Valley Borough Council as bin wagon drivers have experienced problems in the past.