Active Travel proposed route: A580 East Lancashire Road
The A580 East Lancashire Road Active Travel Route covers the junctions between A58 Stanley Bank Way and Kenyons Lane South, and forms part of the adopted Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan.
Our Borough Strategy 2021-2030 highlights the council's aspiration to increase levels of walking and cycling across the borough, thereby improving health, boosting access to employment, and tackling the climate emergency. Successful delivery of the council's Local Plan, Highways Asset Management Strategy, Active Lives Strategy, Climate Response Plan and Town Centre Masterplan Development Frameworks, amongst other strategies, will all contribute to increasing the proportion of local trips taken by walking and cycling.
The outline proposals include upgrading the existing shared surface pedestrian and cycle pathways to a protected cycle route with separated pedestrian footway, with some sections of shared surfaces. We are also proposing junction upgrades throughout the length of the route, with the potential removal of the footbridge located immediately east of the Kenyons Lane South junction, following the installation of a dedicated road level signalised controlled crossing.
The junctions along the A580 East Lancashire corridor proposed phase for active travel upgrades include:
- A580/Haydock Lane/Moore Park Way
- A580/Piele Road
- A580/Millfield Lane/Kenyons Lane South.
Implementation of the Outline Design will require amendments to the existing speed limit along the A580 to achieve compliance with design standards.
These outline proposals are at an early design stage, with no implementation funding or delivery timescales currently secured. However, we are asking you to help us shape the project and have your say about the proposals at this early stage to ensure our emerging scheme meets the needs of the communities it will serve.
Have your say
An online survey is available to share your views: Active Travel Route: A580 East Lancashire Road Consultation. The closing date for the consultation questionnaire to be submitted will be Monday 27 November 2023. You can view the outline design drawings and options below, as well as finding answers to some of our frequently asked questions.
You can request a copy of our consultation materials in alternative formats, including paper, by emailing PlanningTransport@sthelens.gov.uk
A series of drop-in events will take place at several locations where people can view the plans in person and meet members of the project team. The three in person events will be held at:
- Haydock Library, Church Rd, Haydock, St Helens WA11 0LY, on Monday 30 October 2023, 11.30am - 1.30pm
- Haydock Cricket Club, Lyme Park, Piele Road, Haydock, St Helens, WA11 0JZ on Thursday 02 November 2023, 4pm - 7pm
- Costco, Haydock, Andover Rd, Haydock, St Helens WA11 9FA on Tuesday 14 November 2023, 5pm - 7pm
What happens next?
The feedback from this consultation will help inform and shape the final preferred design options and used to secure future funding opportunities from central government departments or contributions from private developments, to build the proposed walking and cycling scheme.
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