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Broughton roundabout roadworks: Faulty road surface means more overnight closures

Posted on - 21st March, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, 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

Not content having just finished roadworks at the Broughton roundabout there are now to be overnight closures from resurfacing work.

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Lancashire County Council has admitted the material supplied for the roadworks, which finished in December, was faulty when it came to the road surface.

The surface of the roads is already beginning to fail, so three nights of complete closure are needed in April.

Steve Simpson, north of England general manager for the suppliers Hanson Asphalt, said: “We accept that this surface has failed and will be co-operating fully with Lancashire County Council to carry out the remedial works with minimum disruption to road users.

“In the meantime, we are continuing to work with our supply chain and the council to investigate both the material quality and ingredients to try and establish exactly what went wrong.”

The Broughton roundabout will be closed completely from 8pm to 6am on Sunday 6 April, Monday 7 April and Tuesday 8 April.

On Wednesday 9 April and Thursday 10 April various approach roads to the roundabout are to be closed.

Friday 11 April the roundabout is fully open but D’urton Lane is to be closed between 8pm and 6am.

For six months in 2013 the roundabout was subject to major roadworks to add extra lanes and introduce more traffic lights.

The roundabout is a key junction where the A6 meets the M55, allowing access to the M6.

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