Following Arcus’ great success refurbishing footpaths at Tawd Valley in 2019 and Ormskirk Station in 2020, in 2022, Arcus again supported West Lancashire Borough Council, this time with a project that was part of the National Cycle Network. The improvements form part of Sustrans’ and the Department for Transport’s national investment strategy, in creating ‘paths for everyone’.
Phase 1 of the Cheshire Lines project targets improvements to a 1.5km stretch of the Trans Pennine Trail (National Cycle Network Route 62). The improvements include increasing the footpath to 3 metres and laying a water permeable, smooth recycled rubber and aggregate surfacing to achieve a long lasting and aesthetic finish.
Following completion, a local resident and runner, hailed the new surfacing a “gamechanger” for the performance and cushioning it offers, while local resident groups are also starting to get great enjoyment out of the finished article. We are proud to have been part of a project which promotes long term accessibility, health, social benefits to this local area.