Road changes for the construction of the Broughton Bypass

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Changes will be made to local roads, as part of the latest stages of work on the Broughton Bypass.

From Tuesday 18 April, D'Urton Lane will permanently close to vehicles from the A6. Access for vehicles will only be possible from Eastway, until the opening of the new bypass. Local residents and businesses have been informed.

Whittingham Lane in Broughton will temporarily close between 9.30am and 3:30pm, from Tuesday 2 May until Saturday 6 May, for work on a new traffic island. The closure will not be in place on Thursday 4 May to allow people to access the polling station on Whittingham Lane for the local elections.

The road could reopen earlier than this each day during this time, dependent on the work being carried out.

No through traffic will be allowed along Whittingham Lane during this closure. The aim is to maintain access, where possible, to properties in Whittingham Lane.

The official diversion route will be via Longridge, Grimsargh, Red Scar and Fulwood.

The bypass is being constructed by Hochtief for Lancashire County Council.

A spokesperson for Lancashire County Council said: "These latest changes are important stages of the work to connect the new bypass with the existing road network.

"There will be a signed official diversion in place for Whittingham Lane, but we know that people will choose other alternative routes for their journeys, using smaller roads that they know.

"We're working to keep the disruption from the construction to a minimum, and while some people will be disrupted by this work, we hope that people will bear with us while we complete this major new road."

There will be advanced warnings prior to the closures.

The Broughton Bypass is a key part of the £434m City Deal. This is an agreement between Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and Lancashire County Council, along with central government and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

The City Deal will help to create more than 20,000 new private sector jobs and see over 17,000 new homes built across Preston and South Ribble, as well as new school places, open green spaces and new health provision to cater for the growing population.

For more information about the bypass plans, visit www.lancashirelep.co.uk/city-deal and search for 'Broughton Bypass'.

Keep updated on the plans for the bypass and other highway improvement work taking place by following @LancsCityDeal on twitter.

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