Broughton Bypass Update

You will be aware that work on Broughton Bypass has now started.  From Monday 1 February there will be work to start preparations for where the bypass will be meet the A6 on the northern end. Work over the coming months will include removing hedgerow, building a new lay-by and utility companies re-routing pipes and cables and temporary traffic lights will be put in place to help manage traffic.

We are advising people travelling through the Broughton area to allow more time for journeys, avoid travelling at peak times and if possible consider alternative routes.

Similar work will take place on other stretches of the A6 and on Whittingham Lane over the next 15 months and people are being asked to prepare for disruption as this work will affect journey times.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The new road will help boost the local economy and create jobs, as well as reducing congestion and pollution in the centre of the village, and improving journey times for people travelling locally. Scheduled to open in spring 2017, the £24m scheme is receiving funding through both the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal and the £251m Lancashire Growth Deal.  The construction work is being carried out by Hochtief.

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