A major junction in Preston is to have lane closures during the evenings for resurfacing.Advertisement
Where Ringway and North Road meet, by the Holiday Inn, has been subject to major roadworks to install a new traffic light system.
Lancashire County Council are now planning to resurface the junction in the coming weeks, after deciding not to run the work during the run up to Christmas.
Lane closures are to be put in place from 7pm to midnight from Sunday 25 January to Friday 6 February while the resurfacing takes place.
Between midnight and 6am in the same time period North Road and Ormskirk Road are being closed at the junction with Ringway in both directions and diversions will be in place.
Access onto North Road will be maintained in the direction of the A6 Garstang Road only from the following streets at all times: Melling Street, Lancaster Road North, Brookfield Street, Southgate, Frank Street, Salter Street, Great George Street, Sedgewick Street and Penny Street.
Ridwan Musa, Lancashire County Council highways operations manager, said: “We stopped work on this project in December to prevent delays during the busy Christmas period and are looking forward to getting back on site to complete it.
“We’re doing the resurfacing in the evening to keep delays to a minimum and will have the junction open again for the morning rush.
“After the resurfacing phase is done we need to put the sensors for the traffic lights into the road and paint the lines but we’ll need to do this when the weather allows and it should only cause minor disruption.
“We’re grateful for people’s patience so far and while we finish the job over the next few weeks. Once it is complete the area around the junction will look much better than before and the junction will operate more efficiently helping to reduce delays in future.
“It will also be safer for cyclists and easier to use for pedestrians.”
The county council say the £1 million roadworks on the Ringway are needed to install “intelligent traffic lights” which will change their timings depending on how busy the city centre is.
New cycle lanes, streelighting and pedestrian crossings have also been introduced.
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