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Latest stage of Broughton roadworks moves to southern side of crossroads

Posted on - 25th March, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The Broughton crossroads Pic: Blog Preston
The Broughton crossroads Pic: Blog Preston

Temporary traffic signals move to the southern side of the Broughton crossroads from today (Monday 25 March) for three months.

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Broughton roadworks are taking place over the coming months following the completion of the bypass at James Towers Way.

The northern side of the crossroads has now seen widened pavements with new natural stone paving and crossings for pedestrians.

More than 30 trees have been planted in the village and a new cycle track is being created along Garstang Road – the old A6 – as part of the Guild Wheel cycle route.

Principal roads design engineer for Lancashire County Council Rina Housbey said: “Our aim with this work is to improve the village itself, with cycle lanes and wider pavements, as well as helping to reduce the number of unnecessary journeys through Broughton.

“Our improvement work will also add road features to reduce the speed of vehicles and discourage people from rat-running.

“We’d like to thank local people for their patience so far, while this work takes place.”

Broughton crossroads junction may look after the work Pic: LancsCityDeal
Broughton crossroads junction may look after the work Pic: LancsCityDeal

A small section of Garstang Road is being closed in both directions to the south side of the crossroads during the work.

Read more: Former Indian restaurant in Broughton to be demolished

The diversion route is via Whittingham Lane and James Towers Way.

Read more: How Broughton will look once roadworks are finished

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