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New Hall Lane temporary traffic lights to cause two weeks of delays

Posted on - 27th August, 2016 - 7:55am | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Preston News, Roads, St Matthews, Transport
Roadworks are taking place in New Hall Lane Pic: Sonia Bashir

Roadworks are taking place in New Hall Lane Pic: Sonia Bashir

A key route into Preston is to be cut down to one lane during a fortnight of roadworks.

New Hall Lane, which enters the city from the East, will have temporary traffic lights installed.

Lancashire County Council is doing £1m of works on the road and is installing a new toucan crossing.

The crossing, outside St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School, needs a section of New Hall Lane to be one lane only from Tuesday 30 August.

Lights are to be between Derby Street and Delaware Street.

The section of New Hall Lane which will go down to one lane Pic: Google

The section of New Hall Lane which will go down to one lane Pic: Google

Parents and carers of children attending the nearby primary school are being warned to allow extra time for their journey as the school term resumes.

Highways manager for the county council Ridwan Musa said: “We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused while this work takes place.

“We’re aware that New Hall Lane is a very busy road and we’ll be putting measures in place to minimise disruption, particularly at peak times.

“However we ask people to bear with us and to allow more time to travel in this area while these safety improvements are carried out.”

Read more: Grotty shopfronts on New Hall Lane to be tackled with new fund

An artist's impression of how New Hall Lane will look after the improvement work

An artist’s impression of how New Hall Lane will look after the improvement work

The county council says it will be drafting in marshals to man the temporary traffic lights at peak times.

Will this affect your journey? What do you think of the work in New Hall Lane? Let us know in the comments below

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