St Helens Borough Council Notice – Rainford BY-PASS

Everyone at St Helens Borough Council is deeply saddened to hear about a fatality on the Rainford Bypass recently and a further incident last week.

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The council is responsible for more than 480 miles of adopted highway across the borough and ensuring the safety of all road users, at all times, is one of our top priorities.

The council is working very closely with the police while their investigations continue. As part of this we are looking to take a number of immediate measures.

These measures include reviewing the provision of signage and road markings along the bypass and specifically by the relevant junctions. This will be supplemented by our programmed cleaning of signage and cutting back vegetation.

We will also be working with the police to carry out speed monitoring surveys at various locations along the bypass over the coming weeks, with increased speed enforcement activity also expected.

No decision on any potential long-term improvements can be made until the ongoing investigations and reviews are concluded. However, please be assured that the council will look to act on any recommendations coming from the review and investigation into these incidents.

In the meantime, the council will continue to ensure our entire road network is maintained to a consistently high standard as we work to create safe and strong communities and support a thriving, and well-connected local economy.