A new speed limit for the Broughton crossroads has been introduced.Advertisement
Lancashire County Council has made a number of changes to how the main roads through the village operate following the opening of the Broughton Bypass – James Towers Way.
Drivers have been contacting Blog Preston about the immediate changes to the Broughton crossroads.
Priority for the junction is now for those coming from the east and west – instead of north to south and the traffic lights have been removed.
A new speed limit of 20mph is also now in operation.
Further changes to the ‘street scene’ is proposed to begin from April.
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Group manager for design and construction at the county council David Leung said; “The 20mph signs are being put up along Garstang Road through the centre of Broughton village, as planned following the opening of the new road. The aim is to reduce the speed of vehicles through the village and encourage people to use James Towers Way.
“Changes are also being made to the crossroads, including give way restrictions and the removal of the traffic signals. Priority on the junction will be for people travelling along Woodplumpton Lane and Whittingham Lane. Signing will make people aware of these changes, which aim to deter drivers from coming through the village when they don’t need to.
“Improvement work in Broughton village will be taking place in the new financial year, as planned. This package of work was part of the planning permission for the new road and includes new footways, changes on the Guild Wheel to benefit pedestrians and cyclists, and changes to encourage vehicles to use the new road.”
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