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Broughton crossroads roadworks to go on a week longer than planned

Posted on - 3rd July, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Politics, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Ongoing roadworks in Broughton as part of the new look road scheme Pic: Blog Preston
Ongoing roadworks in Broughton as part of the new look road scheme Pic: Blog Preston

Roadworks on the Broughton crossroads are to run a week later than planned.

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Lancashire County Council has also confirmed it is going to close Whittingham Lane for resurfacing for a week.

Since late March the county council was working on the southern side of the crossroads.

The county council blamed a period of wet weather for the delay in the work.

Resurfacing work is needed in Whittingham Lane from the crossroads to Willow Tree Avenue and the road is to be closed from Monday (8 July) to Friday 12 July.

A diversion route will be in place via Garstang Road and James Towers Way, while for those in the road access will be maintained throughout the work.

Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor Keith Iddon said: “Thank you to people for their patience and understanding while this work has been taking place. We’ve nearly completed the improvement work and people will already be able to see the difference it’s made to the village.

“The overall improvement scheme was due to be completed by Friday 26 July. But recent wet weather has delayed this work slightly, and will now be a week later than originally planned. We ask people to bear with us for just a bit longer.”

Read more: How Broughton crossroads should look when work finishes

The county council say the work on the crossroads should finish on Friday 2 August.

Work on the crossroads was agreed as part of the package for the Broughton Bypass – James Towers Way – which opened in October 2017.

Director of development at Preston City Council Chris Hayward said: “We hope that residents of Broughton village are pleased with the improvement works carried out so far. The completion of James Towers Way has improved air quality in the area and allowed these improvements to be made, which is also beneficial to users of that section of the Guild Wheel.”

Read more: Broughton parking shake-up as roadworks continue

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