New crossing on the Guild Wheel

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A new crossing has opened on Garstang Road in Broughton, with separate areas for cyclists and pedestrians.

This new crossing, which replaces the existing one, provides more space for pedestrians and cyclists.

The number of vehicles using this section of Garstang Road has reduced significantly since James Towers Way opened last year.

The work was carried out by Lancashire County Council, as part of the improvements taking place in Broughton following the opening of James Towers Way.

A new raised junction has also been installed at Church Lane, as part of the ongoing improvement work in the village being carried out by Lancashire County Council.

This work is part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.

County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "This new crossing, the first of its kind in Lancashire, provides more space for people when they cross the road. It will make it easier and safer for the many cyclists who use the Guild Wheel each and every day.

"Our ongoing improvements will make the centre of the village nicer, as well as adding wider pavements, new cycleways, tree planting and much more."

The City Deal is an agreement between the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and Lancashire County Council, along with central government and Homes England.

Councillor Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council, said: “The crossing is another important piece of the improvement work to Broughton village, and I’m sure local residents welcome the enhanced safety measures put into place.

“Continued investment in Lancashire’s infrastructure as part of City Deal is being realised in projects such as this across the county.”

Find out more about the improvement work in the village

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