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Council secures funding for further highway improvement scheme in Kirkby

by Jonathan Kearney

Work will commence next week on a highways improvement scheme at the Glovers Brow, Kirkby Row and Whitefield Drive junction in Kirkby.

This latest scheme, funded through the Government’s Active Travel Fund, aims to improve access from Kirkby Town Centre to Kirkby Train Station for pedestrians and cyclists.

Work includes upgrading the traffic signals at Glovers Brow and the exit from the train station car park into Toucan crossings. Upgrades to the older puffin crossing across Whitefield Drive and Kirkby Row will also be undertaken. Once these works are completed, the junction will be resurfaced, complete with new road markings. Whilst the resurfacing works are undertaken, the junction will be fully closed to vehicles for a number of evenings in November, although the train station will remain open as normal. Signage will be in place nearer the time to advise when the junction will be closed.

The work will improve both access and safety for pedestrians and cyclists as well as improving capacity at the junction for vehicles.

Work will commence from Monday 27 September with excavation work on the footpath on Kirkby Row, followed by the footpath outside of the train station exit.

Temporary traffic signals will be in operation when required and the work is due to be completed in December.