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More overnight closures for Broughton Bypass work

Posted on - 8th August, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, News, Roads, Transport
A section of the new bypass - with tarmac!
A section of the new bypass

The latest overnight closures on a major route in Preston have been announced.

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Lancashire County Council is shutting the A6 for more work on the Broughton Bypass.

The road will be closed in both directions overnight from the M55 roundabout to Church Lane.

These closures take place from Monday 21 August to Friday 25 August from 9pm to 5am each day.

Highways workers say the closure is needed to install detectors for the new traffic signals.

Project manager for the county council Graeme Leathard said: “The overnight closures are part of the latest stage of construction for the new bypass, including work to install the traffic signals.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to people’s journeys. We only close roads when it is necessary to carry out work on the carriageway itself.

“This is yet another stage in the work to complete this important road, which will significantly reduce congestion once it opens.”

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A signed diversionary route will be in operation during the closures, via the A6 Garstang Road, Eastway, Lightfoot Lane, Tom Benson Way, Tag Lane, Tabley Lane, Woodplumpton Road, Newsham Hall Lane and Woodplumpton Lane.

The bypass, measuring around 1km, is running more than nine months behind schedule.

An original opening date of March this year was put back to August before being put back again to ‘early 2018’.

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The cost of the bypass has been increased to £32million.

What do you think of the bypass works? Do you live nearby? Let us know in the comments below

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