£336k scheme for road from Warton to Wrea Green to be resurfaced

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The main roads linking Warton to Wrea Green are due to get a brand new surface in the coming weeks as part of a £336k investment by Lancashire County Council.

The whole stretch of Church Road and Bryning Lane is due to be resurfaced from the junction of Church Road and Lytham Road near BAE Systems in Warton to the junction of Bryning Lane and Ribby Road/Station Road in Wrea Green.

A flexible road closure will be in place from 9am to 5pm from Thursday 5 November for around 4 weeks while the work takes place. Access to homes and businesses will be open at all times. The closure will only be put in place when needed and will be removed every evening and over weekends. When the road is closed, a signed diversion will be in place for all traffic via Lytham Road, Kirkham Road, Freckleton Road, A583 Kirkham Bypass, and Ribby Road.

Some work will also take place to maintain drainage and make other minor repairs in the run up to the resurfacing work beginning. The county council has already been working with Cadent Gas to minimise disruption to residents and road users, with a project to replace sections of gas pipeline due to be completed before the resurfacing begins. This will shorten the overall length of time that roadworks are taking place in this area, and ensure no planned work takes place causing damage to the new surface soon after it is laid.

County Councillor Keith Iddon, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "Keeping our roads in good condition is one of the county council's top priorities as we know how important it is to residents and businesses.

"We have a long term plan to improve the condition of our roads, and this includes resurfacing full lengths when we need to. Unfortunately this particular stretch of road suffered serious deterioration after being flooded during Storm Ciara earlier this year, which has brought forward the need to resurface it before the coming winter.

"There is some short-term pain when we carry out the resurfacing as it means we do need to close the road to carry out the task efficiently and keep the duration of the closure as short as possible.

"I'm sorry for the disruption this will cause, however I hope people agree that it will be worth it when the end result will be a good quality road surface which should not need maintenance on this scale again for many years."

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