A Preston village was left baffled after a sign appeared saying the main route through it was due to be shut.Advertisement
Preston Road in Grimsargh at Skew Bridge is due to be shut overnight for investigation work into the potential widening of the bridge.
A regular bottleneck and pinch point route Lancashire County Council is preparing for widening the bridge to enable smoother passing for vehicles and to reduce delays to the 1 bus route which serves Longridge to Preston.
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However on Thursday (30 November) a sign appeared claiming it would be a longer than planned closure.
Bungling highways engineers managed to set up the electronic sign saying Skew Bridge would be shut from 9.30am on Tuesday (4 December) until 6am on Wednesday (5 December). During Friday (1 December) contractors were back out and amended the sign to be 9.30pm rather than am.
However, the county council’s roadworks site and paperwork issued about the closure lists the bridge as being shut from 9.30pm to 6am for one night between 4 December to 8 December. It is most likely the work will be completed on the Tuesday overnight period but it depends on the weather and the availability of contractors.
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The diversion route when the bridge closure is in force will be via Whittingham Lane to Haighton Green lane and then onto Eastway and via Bluebell Way.
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