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Listed: Broughton Bypass roadworks on surrounding roads

Posted on - 2nd February, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Grimsargh, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Expect to see plenty of temporary traffic lights during roadworks

Expect to see plenty of temporary traffic lights during roadworks Pic: Tony Worrall

A number of roadworks have been put in place for the next year while the Broughton Bypass is constructed.

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Motorists are being warned of disruption to the north of the city while temporary traffic lights and diversions are put in place.

Construction on the bypass, which has been mooted for more than 25 years, officially began in mid-January.

The 1km route aims to ease congestion at the busy Broughton crossroads, allowing drivers coming along the A6 quicker access to the M55 junction.

The following roadworks are now in place:

D’urton Lane
Two way signals in place from the A6 at Garstang Road to just beyond the M55 bridge.

When do they end? 31 March 2017

Garstang Road
Two way signals as a new roundabout is constructed. Between Helms Farm and the animal rescue centre.

When do they end? 31 March 2017

Garstang Road
From the M55 Junction 1 to Church Lane

When do they end? 31 March 2017

Whittingham Lane
Construction of a roundabout means two way signals in place

When do they end? 24 February 2017

Whittingham Lane
From Broughton and District Club to the Stone House

When do they end? 31 March 2017

County Councillor John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “There’s going to some temporary disruption while this work is carried out and we hope that people will bear with us over this period.

“There are huge benefits coming to Broughton from the bypass, but as with any major road scheme some inconvenience during construction is unavoidable. We’re working hard to keep this to a minimum.”

Matthew Mosley, project manager from Hochtief, said, “We are looking forward to working closely with Lancashire County Council, the local community and all stakeholders on this essential infrastructure improvement project to reduce congestion in the village of Broughton.”

Will any of these roadworks affect your journey? Are you taking different routes? Let us know in the comments below

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