Work begins to extend average speed camera zone along Tarleton bypass
Work is now underway to extend average speed check area along the Tarleton Bypass.
Lancashire Police has confirmed that installation of the cameras on the stretch of road B5246 at Mere Brow and the Gravel Lane roundabout at Banks is now complete, though testing must still be carried out before they are enforced.
With the first section installed, the areas covered by the cameras is being extended to the Tareton crossroads and work will now begin in that area.
The route is one of eight accident blackspots across the county being targeted by Lancashire Police and Lancashire Road Safety Partnership.
In the past six years, 13 people have died on these roads, while there have also been 406 casualties and 62 people suffering serious or life changing injuries.
The new cameras are designed to make car journeys safer by using number plate recognition technology to detect vehicles and calculate their average speed.
Drivers caught driving too fast face being hit with currently £100 fixed penalty notices plus three points on their driving licenses, with those guilty of higher speeds being summoned to appear in court.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “Installation is complete on a stretch of the route between the B5246 at Mere Brow and the Gravel Lane roundabout at Banks and testing and configuration will be the next phase before enforcement.
“Following a review of casualty data and feedback from local residents, the route is now being extended and work on the installation of the additional cameras has now begun.
“This will extend the route from Mere Brow through Holmes to the Tarleton crossroads. The route will now cover 3.7 miles.
“There will be minimal traffic disruption including some overnight lane closures and temporary traffic signals over the coming weeks as this work is on-going.”