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Motorists to be stopped for Preston traffic survey

Posted on - 29th May, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads, Transport
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The surveys are expected to cause delays on Preston’s roads

Motorists in Preston are to be surveyed by the county council during their journeys in and around the city.

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Lancashire County Council highways officers will be stopping traffic from Monday 2 June to ask them questions about their travel routes.

Neil Stevens, strategic highways planning manager, said: “We’re sorry for the delays to people’s journeys as a result of these surveys, and very grateful for their patience while we carry them out.

“We can only justify making millions of pounds of investment in our transport infrastructure if we have the evidence to support it, which requires the collection and use of good quality detailed information about our highway network, and traffic data.

“We hope people will understand that this short term disruption will ultimately help to prevent future delays, and the information they provide will help us to deliver good and efficient transport systems for current and future generations.”

The surveys are needed ahead of the City Deal investment which sees major new roads planned in and around Preston.

Among them are the Preston Western Distributor linking the M55 to the A583.

A new bridge across the Ribble has been outlined as well as the completion of the Penwortham bypass.

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