Lancashire County Council is due to start work on highway improvements in Broughton village on Monday 23 July 2018.

This will include;

  • Improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, such as wider footways and new cycle tracks
  • New grass verges, tree planting and landscaping
  • Traffic calming including narrower carriageways
  • Improvements to the public realm including high quality paving materials

These works are required as part of the planning permission granted for James Towers Way (previously the Broughton Bypass). This work is possible due to the reduction in traffic using Garstang Road, since the new road was completed.


Funded by the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal, the improvements will extend along Garstang Road, Whittingham Lane and Woodplumpton Lane. The works are due to be completed by June 2019.

More details can be found online. Visit and select 'North West Preston' and then 'Broughton village improvements'.

Lancashire County Council has appointed NMS Civil Engineering Ltd to carry out the works. The contractor will have staff on site to liaise with local residents and businesses as work progresses. Every effort will be made to keep disruption during the works to a minimum, however some delay to journeys should be expected.

If you experience any difficulties as a result of the construction works taking place near your property please email NMS Civil Engineering Ltd at or call them on 01942 722694. For further assistance, all other enquiries and general information regarding the works, please email or call 0300 123 6780.