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Update on the Broughton roadworks as new cycle lane goes in

Posted on - 24th October, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The new cycle lane in Broughton
The new cycle lane in Broughton

A section of Garstang Road through Broughton is to be narrowed for new pavements – after a delay waiting for new materials.

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Lancashire County Council said work had now moved to the war memorial in the village.

A section of Garstang Road has been closed from Monday (22 October) and will remain closed until Friday 16 November.

Villagers are being reassured the closure will not affect the Remembrance Day commemorations.

Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor Keith Iddon said: “Our aim is to improve the village itself, with cycle lanes, pavements and other work, as well as reducing the number of unnecessary journeys through the village.

“We had to delay the start of the next stage of these improvements by just a week, due to a delay with the delivery of some materials, but this has now been sorted and we can start work on the next section.”

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A new parallel crossing has been created for cyclists and pedestrians to the south of Church Lane, and is the first of its kind in Lancashire and for Guild Wheel users.

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