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Broughton Bypass works to see more temporary lights introduced

Posted on - 9th July, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Major work is ongoing at the A6-M55 junction
Major work is ongoing at the A6-M55 junction

An update on where the delayed Broughton Bypass is up to has been issued.

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Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal has outlined where major work on the A6-M55 join is progressing.

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During June it was announced by Lancashire County Council the road – which is just over 1km long – would not be open until early 2018.

It had been due for completion in Spring 2017 and had already been pushed back to August this year.

Delays to the road mean the Broughton Bypass is now costing £32million.

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City Deal bosses said work on pouring final concrete for the Brooklands Bridge – the source of many of the delays – was beginning on Monday (10 July).

They also state more temporary lights are coming: “The most noticeable change is the new A6/M55 tie in, the majority of kerb lines for the traffic islands are installed and the first base tarmac has been laid.

“Over the coming weeks the new traffic islands will be completed, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause a the traffic will be reduced to a single lane whilst we complete the kerbing.

“There will be temporary traffic lights in operation whilst this work is completed. We hope to keep disruption to a minimum.”

Elsewhere on the route there’s also going to be temporary traffic lights on the A6 where it meets Whittingham Lane.

The new roundabout on the A6
The new roundabout on the A6

This is where HOCHTIEF is finishing work on footpaths and street lighting. Temporary lights are due during off-peak times.

Read more: Watch as impatient drivers use the pavement in Preston roadworks

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