A6 to be closed at Broughton due to bypass work

Posted on - 8th June, 2017 - 1:53pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Helms Pass underpass on the Bypass
Helms Pass underpass on the Bypass

More overnight closures of the A6 have been announced as part of the Broughton Bypass work.


Three nights during a June weekend will see the temporary closure of the section of the road to the north of Broughton – where the new bypass will meet the A6.

Diversions will be put in place on Friday 16 June, Saturday 17 June and Monday 19 June.

The closure runs from 8pm to 5am on each day.

The official non-motorway diversion will be the B5269 Whittingham Lane through Elswick to the A585 Fleetwood Road, then north before turning onto A586 Garstang Road and re-joining the A6 north of Catterall.

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Project manager for Lancashire County Council Graeme Leathard said: “We’re doing everything we can to minimise the impact of this closure. It’s being carried out overnight, when vehicle numbers are at their lowest.

“This work needs to be carried out while the road is closed for safety reasons. We recognise that this will increase people’s journey times while this work takes place, and we apologise for any inconvenience.

“Work is progressing on the Broughton Bypass, with some sections now entering the final stages of construction. The roundabout on Whittingham Lane has already opened for people to use, and over the coming weeks we’ll see  more elements completed.”

Work continues on the Broughton Bypass
Work continues on the Broughton Bypass

The bypass – which is delayed by a number of months – is due to open in August.

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