Delayed Broughton Bypass sees new underpass put in place

Posted on - 28th October, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Business, Fulwood, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Helms Farm Underpass being put into position

Helms Farm Underpass being put into position

The delayed Broughton Bypass has seen some major work take place during this month.


Helms Farms Underpass is what engineers have been getting into place for the route which will ease congestion on the A6 at the Broughton crossroads.

At the start of October it was announced the bypass – running 1km in total – would take an extra five months and £3m to finish. This takes the total cost for the scheme to £27m.

HOCHTIEF who are building the road blamed ground conditions relating to the building of Brooklands Bridge, over Blundel Brook, at the southern end of the new road for the delays.

A report from the firm states: “Our main focus of work continues to be on the A6 and Helms Farm Underpass. The in situ concrete works have started on the underpass and the first concrete is due to be poured before the end of the month, and the process should take about six weeks to complete.

“Work is ongoing with the utility services along the A6 and traffic management measures will remain in place for safety reasons while this work is completed.

“New kerb lines have also been established for the north roundabout with verge works ongoing.”

See the route for the Broughton Bypass below

Other works during October have seen United Utilities complete their work in Whittingham Lane.

Blundel Brook, which has caused the scheme to be delayed, has seen the first concrete poured.

The first tarmac is due to be laid before the end of October.

What do you think about the Bypass? Are the roadworks causing you any issues? Let us know in the comments below

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