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D’urton Lane rat-run to end as roadworks continue

Posted on - 11th January, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, College, Fulwood, News, Roads, Sharoe Green, Transport
D'urton Lane once the work is finished won't be accessible from the Eastway junction Pic: Google

D’urton Lane once the work is finished won’t be accessible from the Eastway junction Pic: Google

A popular rat-run in Fulwood is to be sealed off at one end.

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D’urton Lane from Broughton to Eastway, Fulwood is to be sealed off – forcing drivers to use the new bypass or go via the A6.

From Monday (16 January) you will no longer be able to turn from the A6 into D’urton Lane.

Electricity North West are carrying out work at the A6 end of D’urton Lane, anyone wanting to access the road will have to go via the Eastway roundabout. Access for pedestrians and cyclists remains.

From early February the work switches to the Eastway end of the roundabout, with access blocked off here and the A6 end reopened.

Read more: Broughton Bypass subway to be closed to pedestrians

The Eastway end closure is for sewers to be built for the new Persimmon Homes development in Highrigg.

Temporary traffic signals are to be put in place during this work. Cyclists and pedestrians will still be able to use the route.

D’urton Lane will then be permanently closed to through traffic, ending the long-standing rat-run.

Read more: Broughton Bypass opening delayed due to bridge problems

Once the Broughton Bypass opens a new junction will be created to access D’urton Lane from the bypass.

What do you think of the roadworks? Do you live in the area? Let us know in the comments below

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