Commuters into Preston city centre have noticed that the roadworks at Golden Way are ongoing.Advertisement
They were originally planned for completion on Sunday (October 28) but are now scheduled to be completed at 6am on Friday (November 2).
One commuter said: “Cop Lane slip roads remain closed. Huge queue on A582 Golden Way from the Brown Hare into town, only one lane open. Expect Cop Lane northbound to very busy as traffic looks to avoid delay.”
Lancashire County Council has now issued a statement in which they attribute the delays to the current cold conditions.
A spokesperson for Lancashire County Council said: “We’re carrying out a surface dressing treatment on part of Golden Way, which will seal the surface and help to prevent moisture getting in which would eventually cause potholes. It will add years of life to the current surface, preventing the need to fully resurface the road, which would be far more costly.
“This work was scheduled to be completed on Sunday but the cold conditions over the weekend have resulted in the new surface taking longer than usual to harden, which means the work is taking longer, and we’ve had to keep the closures in place.
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“The entry slip road is now open, with the other lane closures to remain in place so that the rest of the surface dressing treatment can be completed on Tuesday evening. The exit slip road will be reopening on Thursday morning, but both slip roads will then be closed again at around 10pm on Thursday to allow work to take place overnight to replace the road markings. We hope to be able to reopen the roads completely at 6am on Friday.
“We’re sorry for any inconvenience to people’s journeys, and are grateful for their patience while we carry out this essential maintenance.”
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