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Latest update on Ring Way road collapse causing traffic chaos

Posted on - 4th October, 2017 - 9:59am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
The scene where Ring Way meets North Road. Credit: Paul Ridyard

Lancashire County Council has issued an update after a ‘severe road collapse’ caused a gridlock in Preston.

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Emergency roadworks were installed yesterday (October 3) in Ring Way after significant damage was caused by a drain washing away the ground supporting the road.

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: “Further investigation of a damaged area of road has revealed a problem with a drain which has washed away an area of ground supporting the road.

“We’ve had to close one lane at the top of Ringway to access the area and make repairs, which is causing some delays, however all turning movements at the junction are still available.

“We’re working as quickly as we can to complete the repairs and are working towards being able to  fully reopen the junction later this week.”

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A statement issued by Preston Bus said: “We have been informed by LCC’s Highways Operations Engineering / Community Services team that Emergency Road Works are taking place on the Ring Way junction with North Road in Preston, due to a severe road collapse.

“Traffic is already building up and all services crossing the city and Ring Way are likely to be adversely affected, especially at peak times. We have no notification of how long the works are likely to take. If you are driving it would be prudent to avoid the area.

“Apologies for the disruption to services, but circumstances are beyond our control.”

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