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Broughton bypass: Permission sought to scope out new link road

Posted on - 10th February, 2013 - 11:30am | Author - | Posted in - News, Roads, Transport
Traffic at the Broughton roundabout is often backed up due to congestion on the A6

Traffic at the Broughton roundabout is often backed up due to congestion on the A6

A bypass linking the A6 and M55 to ease congestion at a village just to the north of Preston is back on the table.

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Plans to carry out a scoping exercise on the Broughton bypass are being put to Preston City Council.

The new bypass would create a link to stop the bottle-neck at the Broughton crossroads and allow traffic to get quickly between the M55 and A6.

The multi-million pound scheme from Lancashire County Council would also lead to increased housing developments in the area to the North of the city.

A potential route for the Broughton bypass

A study from Jacobs, which seeks permission for the scoping to take place, outlines how two houses on the northern section of the bypass would need to be demolished.

If approved by the council planning committee the scoping document will:

– identify key environmental issues for the scheme

– provide a preliminary evaluation of potential impacts

– establish the extent and availability of the existing information

To give your views on the scoping application you can visit the Preston city council website and give your comments. The application number is 06/2013/0046,

What do you think of the Broughton bypass? Should it go ahead? Let us know in the comments below

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