Final stages of Broughton improvement work

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

A road closure in Broughton will take place next week as part of the improvement work in the centre of the village.

The temporary closure will be needed on Whittingham Lane for resurfacing from Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July, between the crossroads and Willow Tree Avenue.

Access to properties will be maintained during the work. The diversion will be via Garstang Road and James Towers Way.

County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, 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."

Completion of the improvement work is now estimated to be Friday 2 August.

This improvement work was agreed as part of the planning permission for James Towers Way, which opened in October 2017.

James Towers Way and the improvement work in Broughton are part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal. This is an agreement between the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and Lancashire County Council, along with central government and Homes England.

Chris Hayward, Director of Development at Preston City Council, 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.”

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