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  1. Published on: 09/09/2021 09:23 AMReported by: editor
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    Coastal Road closure from Monday September 13th to Friday October 8th.

    The closure is fo the final stages of the cycle lane improvement works, which have widened the footpath along the Birkdale to Pinfold Lane stretch of the coastal road.

    Closures are in affect for the full four weeks, running 'off-peak' between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday - Friday on the southbound lane only.

    Full statement from Sefton Council.

    Works are set to resume on the final phase of the Southport Coastal Road Cycle scheme, with contractors returning to the road from next Monday (September 13th).

    The scheme is part of the Southport East West Cycle Link improvement project, with funding from the Liverpool City Region and primarily compromises of the widening of cycle track between Weld Road roundabout and the bridge at Pinfold Lane.

    Following a delay due to avoiding any disruption during the summer period and other conflicting works in the Southport area, the final stages of the cycle lane upgrade works will now be completed, with contractors working on the stretch of carriageway between Weld Road Roundabout and Shore Road Roundabout from Monday, September 13th.

    These works are expected to take around four weeks to complete and require a temporary off-peak closure of the southbound lane, between the hours of 9:30am to 3:30pm Monday - Friday.

    For more information about road closures in Sefton visit www.roadworks.org

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  4. salus.populi says:09/09/2021 10:01 AM
    About bloody time.

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  6. Alikado says:09/09/2021 04:00 PM
    We needed something new to moan about!

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  8. The PNP says:09/09/2021 05:50 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by editor View Post
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    Coastal Road closure from Monday September 13th to Friday October 8th.

    The closure is fo the final stages of the cycle lane improvement works, which have widened the footpath along the Birkdale to Pinfold Lane stretch of the coastal road.
    Well, knock me down with a feather - I'd thought the incomplete work was 'cos they'd run out of funding!

  9. r4dent says:09/09/2021 06:33 PM
    Wonder when they will get round to removing all those wooden posts which serve no purpose except to injure or kill motor cyclists.

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  11. Little Londoner says:12/09/2021 11:07 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by r4dent View Post
    Wonder when they will get round to removing all those wooden posts which serve no purpose except to injure or kill motor cyclists.
    There are two dislikers for your post so they must think that those posts are there for protection, I don't like to burst their bubble but they are as strong versus a car/van/lorry as a wet paper bag.

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  13. local says:13/09/2021 08:50 AM
    The posts are an anachronism to modern motoring perhaps suited to an era of horse and carts.

    They do though mark the divide cheaply so I suppose they are a (dangerous to some) visual marker.

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  15. Darkside says:17/09/2021 10:10 AM
    The road has been fully open all week, work has not started yet. What a surprise!

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  17. donkey22 says:17/09/2021 12:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
    The road has been fully open all week, work has not started yet. What a surprise!
    Which alternate reality are you living in?
    There’s been a daytime closure of the coastal road at the Weld Rd roundabout to Woodvale lights all week.
    Last edited by donkey22; 17/09/2021 at 02:51 PM.

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  19. salus.populi says:17/09/2021 08:32 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
    The road has been fully open all week, work has not started yet. What a surprise!
    Yet I rode down there 2 days ago at 4pm and there was plant machinery there that had clearly moved some of the gravel ready for the resin surface to be applied.

  20. onehorsetown2 says:18/09/2021 07:29 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Londoner View Post
    There are two dislikers for your post so they must think that those posts are there for protection, I don't like to burst their bubble but they are as strong versus a car/van/lorry as a wet paper bag.
    no they're there to stop cars moving not the footpath/cycle path

  21. The PNP says:18/09/2021 08:15 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by onehorsetown2 View Post
    no they're there to stop cars moving not the footpath/cycle path
    Correct.....They are to stop people parking on the gravel/path. Doing so is dangerous, because they have to brake to park, which could cause a pile-up. Not to mention the hazard they present when pulling out into fast-moving traffic on setting off. Hasn't stopped people doing so in the past though, at locations where several posts were missing.

  22. r4dent says:27/09/2021 05:13 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by local View Post
    The posts are an anachronism to modern motoring perhaps suited to an era of horse and carts.

    They do though mark the divide cheaply so I suppose they are a (dangerous to some) visual marker.
    I have been in contact with local Councillors who in turn have asked questions of the operational departments. The official line is that the only purpose of the posts is to prevent people parking vehicles on the inland hard shoulder.

    Drive up there at night and the "cats eyes" are the best visual divide markers, drive up in the daylight and the white lines are the best marker.

    Those with long memories will recall the original design was vertical posts with horizontal rails along the top. The rails were removed, allegedly because of the risk of these entering the passenger compartment of cars in an accident. Extra vertical poles were installed at around the same time. No one can find any reference to any risk assessment being carried out to consider the implications for motor cyclists.

    Increasingly, many of the grass verges in Ainsdale / Birkdale are being "protected" by the installation of vertical wooden posts. Sefton council continue to regard Motor Cyclist safety as being an unimportant issue.


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