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Broughton to see Garstang Road shut for new crossing roadworks

Posted on - 26th August, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Roads, Transport
A new crossing is to be put in while the road is closed in Broughton Pic: Lancashire County Council
A new crossing is to be put in while the road is closed in Broughton Pic: Lancashire County Council

A road through Broughton is being shut for four days after the August Bank Holiday.

Lancashire County Council said a section of Garstang Road will be closed for the creation of a new crossing.

The stretch of road is at Church Lane, to the south of the Broughton crossroads. It will be closed in both directions.

A new crossing for pedestrians and cyclists is being put in and will form part of the Guild Wheel route.

Garstang Road will be shut from 6am on Tuesday (28 August) to 5pm on Friday (31 August).

Read more: Broughton crossroads to see further changes to ‘improve safety’

Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor Keith Iddon said: “This new crossing will help to provide more space for people when they cross the road, making it easier and safer for the many cyclists who use the Guild Wheel every day.

“The number of vehicles using this section of Garstang Road has reduced significantly since James Towers Way opened last year.

“People are asked to bear with us while this work takes place to improve the village. Our ongoing improvements will make the centre of the village nicer, as well as adding wider pavements, new cycleways, tree planting and much more.”

Read more: Campaign begins against Broughton restaurant becoming retirement complex and shops

Diversion routes are being put in place during the four days.

Stagecoach said its number 40 and 41 services are being diverted via Whittingham Lane and James Towers Way throughout the closure.

What do you think about the closure? Do you cycle the Guild Wheel? Let us know in the comments below

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