Published April 25, 2017 at 11:13
The first steps have been taken to turn Furthergate in Blackburn into a ‘Red Route’.
Red Routes use a package of measures including the red lines along the road edge, which are a clear signal to drivers to say ‘No Stopping’
Also included are a crackdown on illegally parked vehicles and dedicated loading areas for delivery vehicles.
These measures will help improve traffic flow and reduce congestion and will be undertaken as part of the Pennine Reach scheme.
The Traffic Regulation Order is now in place to support the scheme and works are now due ordered to implement it, anticipated to be completed within the next six weeks.
Within Furthergate the Red Route will run from Eanam Roundabout, along Higher Eanam, Copy Nook, Bottomgate and Furthergate, to Gorse St and incorporating Higher Barn St, part of Higher Audley St and adjoining roads in the Dock St area.
Stopping is allowed for the following reasons:
- To prevent an accident occurring
- When directed to do so by a police officer
- To allow emergency vehicles to pass
- If your vehicle has broken down (evidence that your vehicle has broken down will be required)
Vehicles displaying a Blue Badge can stop to enable a disabled passenger to get into or out of the vehicle. The vehicles must not be parked.
The Police and the Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers will be responsible for enforcing the Red Route. It is also be possible to enforce contraventions through the use of CCTV footage. Vehicles parked in contravention of the restriction may receive a penalty charge notice. This is set at £70; this will be reduced to £35, if paid within 14 days from the date of service.
If you are expecting a delivery or having some work done on your property, please contact the Parking Services Team by email email@example.com at least two working days prior to the works/delivery. Please note that notification of the works/delivery does not guarantee that permission will be given.