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A new link road is now open between Broughton and Eastway

Posted on - 29th February, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Mericourt Road links Fulwood and Broughton Pic: Blog Preston
Mericourt Road links Fulwood and Broughton Pic: Blog Preston

A new section of road has opened connecting Eastway and D’Urton Lane.

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Mericourt Road is approximately 300m long and designed to improve access to the roundabout on James Towers Way with D’Urton Lane. 

The road has been named in honour of the area in France where former Broughton resident James Towers gained his Victoria Cross in World War One for his heroic actions.

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The new road was created as part of the planning permission for the neighbouring housing development at D’Urton Manor. 

County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport at Lancashire County Council, said: “We know that this can be a busy part of the city at peak times, so this new section of road will provide better connections between Broughton and Eastway, especially helping to reduce the amount of traffic heading from Eastway to the north of Preston. 

“It should also help to reduce some of the traffic on the Broughton roundabout, by reducing the need for some drivers to still go that way once Mericourt Road is open.” 

A new roundabout has been put in at D'urton Lane Pic: Blog Preston
A new roundabout has been put in at D’urton Lane Pic: Blog Preston

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The work was carried out by Askam Civil Engineering, on behalf of Lancashire County Council.

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What do you think of the new link road? Let us know in the comments.

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