Are the roads in Formby at saturation
THE recent road works and temporary
road closures have highlighted the strain added housing will have on the
Villages road network. The village over last few months has seen major issues as
road closures put pressure on the few main arterial roads.
In total, the village
only has 3 main roads down to the coast, 2 of them with level crossings, then
cross, we only have 4 full length roads running North to South, with 1 of them being the
main road connecting all 3 exit points. This has lead to concerns that another
or more roads, letting vehicles exit the village, might have to be added, should
the increasing residential building continue.
Other issues raised have been the
fact Formby's access to the likes of Ormskirk Hospital and Southport Hospital
are easily complained, as to access to Liverpool, should the Formby Bypass get
closed. Again an issue that has happened a few times in recent months.
more ruthless driving has been commented upon by inhabitants as the roads become
increasingly busy, even congested at peak times.
What will happen when even more
cars try to access the exit roads at Eccles Crossing and other potential bottle
when so much additional traffic is added generated by new housing?
Is it true that Formby is
now under far too much pressure?
Also how can we address the fact many young
locals have to leave the area due to the rising house prices, if we do not build
more houses? Do you think the wrong type of housing is being built in Formby?
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