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Major Blackpool Road junction to shut for roadworks

Posted on - 19th February, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Plungington, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Resurfacing work is needed at the junction of Plungington Road and Blackpool Road Pic: Google
Resurfacing work is needed at the junction of Plungington Road and Blackpool Road Pic: Google

Motorists using a busy junction in Plungington are being told to brace for major delays.

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Pothole repair work will close where Plungington Road crosses Blackpool Road.

The day-time closures will see traffic diverted either down Brook Street or Garstang Road.

Lancashire County Council is starting the work on Friday 22 February and it’s due to complete on Saturday 23 February.

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: “We’re planning to carry out some patching work to damaged areas of the surface at the junction of Blackpool Road and Plungington Road on Friday 22 February.

“We know these are busy roads and will be doing the work outside of peak hours to minimise disruption, with a closure in place from 9.30am to 3.30pm. There will be diversion routes in place which will be clearly signed.”

Read more: Penwortham Bypass junction work to begin

What is the diversion route?

A diversion will be in place for traffic approaching from the south via Blackpool Road – Brook Street – Aqueduct Street – A6 Garstang Road – A5085 Blackpool Road and vice versa.

A diversion will be in place for traffic approaching from the north via Plungington Road – Lytham Road – A6 Garstang Road – Aqueduct Street – Plungington Road and vice versa.

For those who use the 23 bus, Preston Bus has advised it will operate as normal to the Adelphi roundabout and then divert via Brook Street, Lytham Road and Black Bull Lane in both directions.

It’s the second set of roadworks in quick succession affecting Blackpool Road.

Work on a 100metre section where it meets Brook Street is due to finish on Wednesday (20 February). Temporary traffic lights are in place while the carriageway works take place between 9.30am and 3pm each day.

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