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Work to commence on Broughton crossroads early in the New Year

Posted on - 21st December, 2018 - 11:50am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Roads
Lancashire County Council are improving the Broughton crossroads

Early in the New Year is when improvement work on Broughton crossroads is set to move into it’s next stage.

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Lancashire County Council are widening pavements, natural stone paving and installing courtesy crossings at the north side of the crossroads.

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Motorists should be aware that Garstang Road will be closed in both directions from the crossroads, heading north to the Broughton Inn car park entrance.

The closure will be take place from Monday 7 January to Friday 8 March.

Anyone who needs this route will have to follow a diversion via Whittingham Lane and James Towers Way.

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The improvements are part of the planning permission for James Towers Way, which opened last year and has reduced traffic through the centre of the village.

Read more: Lytham Road to be shut for railway bridge works

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

“We’d like to thank local people for their patience so far, while this work has been carried out. We’re starting work soon in the centre of the village and adding road features to reduce the speed of vehicles and discourage people from rat-running.”

Work so far has taken place at the northern and southern ends of Garstang Road, and around the war memorial.

A new parallel crossing for cyclists and pedestrians has been installed to the south of Church Lane and a new dedicated section of the Guild Wheel along Garstang Road.

Read more: Months of roadworks coming to Broughton

The redevelopment in Broughton is part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.

For more information about City Deal you can email citydeal@lancashire.gov.uk or call 0300 123 6780.

Do you live in Broughton? What do you think about the redevelopment work to the crossroads? Let us know in the comments below

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