Eastway traffic lights to be changed to off peak

Posted on - 10th March, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston News, Roads, Sharoe Green, Transport
The Longfield juntion with Eastway
The Longfield juntion with Eastway

Relief for drivers in Fulwood looks set to begin as temporary traffic lights on a busy road are being changed to off peak times.

Work is continuing on putting a roundabout in at the Longfield junction in Eastway.

Drivers had been complaining of long delays while work was taking place and the peak time traffic lights had been extended for three weeks from mid-February.

Now Lancashire County Council has confirmed the peak time traffic lights are coming to an end.

Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor John Fillis said: “We are aiming to change the temporary traffic signals on Eastway and Longfield to off-peak hours from this weekend. This should greatly benefit road users over this stretch of the network. We cannot at this stage say exactly when this will happen, depending on how work progresses this week on-site, but we’re aiming to do this as soon as we possibly can.

“We recognise that this work has affected journeys at peak times, and we are keen to get the road re-opened as soon as possible.

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“There is a lot of work happening across north Preston to create new homes, improve journey times and reduce delays. This includes major work on the long-awaited Broughton Bypass.

“As part of City Deal, we’re working hard to provide the right conditions for economic growth, create new jobs and improve the road network for businesses and local people. This short term disruption will provide long term benefits, and we ask people to be bear with us while this work is being carried out.”

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