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London Road traffic lights are out – here’s why there’s gridlock

Posted on - 8th June, 2017 - 6:08pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
The lights in London Road at Queen Street and New Hall Lane have a fault Pic: Google
The lights in London Road at Queen Street and New Hall Lane have a fault Pic: Google

Significant delays are being experienced in and around a major Preston city centre route – due to urgent work on traffic lights.

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Lancashire County Council has sent engineers to dig up a section of Queen Street where it meets London Road.

Update: Work still continuing on restoring the lights at Queen Street/London Road

Temporary traffic lights are in place at one of the busiest junctions in the city – where Queen Street, New Hall Lane and London Road meet.

It’s likely to take a week to fix the fault, which has been caused by an electrical cable.

Read more: A6 at Broughton to be closed due to bypass work

Blog Preston had been contacted us about the lights which had been playing up on and off since Monday (5 June).

The county council’s highways group manager Daniel Herbert said: “There’s an issue affecting the traffic signals on London Road, which we’ve already tried to fix. Unfortunately this will now require work on the road itself.

“It’s estimated that this unscheduled work could take around a week to complete. We’re currently working with the engineers to determine how we can carry out this urgent work.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused while these temporary traffic lights are in place and ask people to leave more time for travelling around the city, until the lights are working again.”

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