Eastway temporary traffic lights to go on longer

Posted on - 1st February, 2017 - 3:32pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston News, Roads, Sharoe Green, Transport
The Longfield juntion with Eastway
The Longfield junction with Eastway

Motorists in Fulwood are being told to brace themselves for more disruption on the area’s roads.

Temporary traffic lights in Eastway have been causing long delays as Lancashire County Council put a new roundabout in.

The section at Longfield has seen traffic backed up during peak times and had been due to last for a fortnight, but are being extended for a further three weeks.

Highway design manager for the county council John Gatheral said: “The temporary traffic lights on Eastway will remain on at peak times until the week beginning Monday 13 February. This will assist with the work to construct and complete the new roundabout. By keeping the traffic lights on for longer, we’re hoping that it will help to speed up the work that has to be done to create the new junction.

“We apologise for disruption to people’s journeys and advise people to allow more time when travelling in this area, especially at peak times.”

Read more: D’urton Lane rat run closed as roadworks continue

A plan showing the changes to Longfield and D'urton Lane
A plan showing the changes to Longfield and D’urton Lane

The new roundabout is on the stretch of Eastway from the Ibis roundabout to the D’urton Lane roundabout and is needed to link into future housing developments north of Eastway.

Read more: Section of Eastway to be shut during February weekend

What do you think about the temporary lights? Are they affecting you? Let us know in the comments below

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