Broom’s Cross Road finally opens Weds 19 Aug August 13th, 2015 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin joined Cllr John Fairclough, Cabinet Member Locality Services and Margaret Carney, Sefton Council’s Chief Executive to name the new A5758 Broom’s Cross Road. The new Thornton to Switch Island link road will open to motorists on the evening of Wednesday 19 August. The newly completed 2.8 mile road is named after Broom’s Cross, the site of a medieval wayside cross near Thornton. The new road is expected to reduce peak hour journey times by up to seven minutes between Thornton and Switch Island. It will also take high volumes of ‘through traffic’ out of the communities of Netherton and Thornton. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!