Work has finished on the Broughton roundabout as part of a scheme to cut congestion across the North of Preston.Advertisement
The roadworks, which started in June this year, will allow the roundabout to cope with more traffic according to Lancashire County Council.
Costing £2.6 million, the work has created additional lanes at the junction of the A6 and M55 and added signals all the way around the roundabout.
There are now new crossing points and cycleways.
County Councillor John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “The positive feedback we’ve received from motorists suggests the improvements are already making a difference to ! their journeys.
“This is the first of the schemes outlined in our Highways and Transport Masterplan for Central Lancashire to be completed, and is a good example of what we aim to achieve with many of the other projects.
“Adding capacity to our transport infrastructure in this way ensures people can continue to travel safely and efficiently as traffic levels increase and is vital to support future economic growth.
“I’d like to thank people for their patience while the work has been underway, and I’d also like to thank our transport planners, engineers and construction workforce for their contribution to what it’s clear to see is a very effective scheme.”
The roadworks saw many overnight closures and diversions put in place, but motorists can now take their usual routes.
The Broughton roundabout works are part of the county council’s transport masterplan for Preston and the surrounding area.
It is also a key part of whether the North and North West of the city can support large housing developments, as Preston City Council looks to push development to the North of the city.
The county council is currently preparing for work on the Broughton Bypass to begin, the roundabout roadworks being part of the preparation needed for the bypass route.
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