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Broughton crossroads and village roadworks put back to this summer

Posted on - 8th April, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Politics, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Broughton crossroads with its new look
Broughton crossroads with its new look

Roadworks due to begin in Broughton have been put back until the summer.

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Following the change in priority at the Broughton crossroads and a new speed limit being introduced a number of road improvements are planned by Lancashire County Council.

Work had been due to take place from April but a county council spokesman said more time had been needed to plan the works.

The first stage of work is on Garstang Road in Broughton from the junction with James Towers Way towards the King George’s playing field car park.

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The county council spokesman said: “Garstang Road will be narrowed and a new grass verge and cycle track will be created on west side of the road.

“There’ll also be tree planting, speed humps, a new pedestrian and cyclist crossing to replace the existing toucan crossing to the south of Church Lane, as well as improvements around the war memorial.

“Similar work will also take place on a section of Garstang Road north of the crossroads towards James Towers Way.”

This section of work in Garstang Road is likely to take around six months to complete.

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Following this a third stage of work will begin in the centre of the village with the re-paving of footpaths and the carriageway with high quality materials.

New courtesy crossings and a permanent give-way layout will be introduced at the Broughton crossroads which has seen dozens of crashes since the priorities changed.

Broughton crossroads crash on Monday evening
One of the temporary give way signs at the Broughton crossroads

All the work is due to be completed by the summer of 2019.

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