Plans for £8m of road improvements to be made at Kew Roundabout and Eastern Southport have been put forward by Sefton Council.
Access into Southport from West Lancashire on the A570 has become increasingly difficult as traffic levels have continued to rise over the years.
Now Sefton Council in partnership with Lancashire County Council and West Lancashire Borough Council have proposed a conceptual scheme to make improvements to a series of key junctions.
Kew is set to increase in size and importance, with plans for 750 homes and expansion of the business park expected to provide 1000 jobs for local people, so developers are keen to address the issue now rather than later.
The scheme is yet to receive funding but it remains under consideration for future funding through the city region.
Sefton Council has allocated £100,000 for a review of the traffic model to be carried out, which will enable them to create a strong business case for the road improvements.
The leader of Sefton Council, Cllr Peter Dowd, said: “The council has set aside a substantial amount of money to look at the Eastern Access traffic model. We hope to get the results of this exercise by the end of May.
“Once we have all the information we will be in a position to make a business case for improvements from Eastbank Street, all the way to The Morris Dancers.
“We will have to talk to both West Lancashire and Lancashire Council and make some decisions with them.
“The important thing at the moment is to get our ducks in line and that’s why we’re carrying out this traffic model review.
“We have a continued commitment to Southport and we see this as a genuine attempt to invest in the economy.”
Martin Houghton, a resident at Kew estate said: “Kew roundabout is the most dangerous roundabout in Southport.
“It’s every person for themselves around that roundabout– you take your life in your hands going round it.
“If the council can do anything to improve it I think it’ll make a big difference to Southport.”
Southport MP John Pugh said: “Where the traffic starts to slow down is at Scarisbrick, it doesn’t just start at Kew.
“I think there needs to be more done for motorists, to improve access between Southport and West Lancashire.
“The proposals are welcome and it’s a step in the right direction, but progress can still be made.”
Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, Ian Grant said: “Kew is a very important junction and this is “Between 8am and 9am people travel through there to come into West Lancashire for work so we are looking closely at this proposed scheme.
“Kew and the Morris Dancers area is a major thoroughfare that acts as a pinch point which can be very dangerous for motorists.
“It’s a positive step that will be of great benefit to West Lancashire.
“I hope it materialises and West Lancashire are very much in support of Sefton’s scheme.”
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