Drivers add to congestion by ignoring new city centre traffic measures

Fishergate congestion
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Drivers ignoring “no right turn” signs have been accused of adding to delays at a notorious traffic blackspot.

County council chiefs say some motorists are causing more congestion at Preston’s problem Fishergate junction by continuing to turn right at the top of Butler Street to access Corporation Street.

Now the brazen law-breakers have been warned they could face prosecution if they continue to flout the rules.

“We’ve been monitoring the situation at various times of day and some drivers are still turning right, in breach of the traffic order,” revealed Daniel Herbert, Lancashire County Council’s highway network manager.

“This causes the traffic to back up along Butler Street, which delays other people’s journeys.

“We are regularly visiting the site and monitoring the number of vehicles that are ignoring the restriction.

“Motorists who make the right turn could be subject to enforcement action by the police.”

The new restrictions were introduced three weeks ago on an 18-month trial in an attempt to solve the hold-ups which have caused gridlock in the city centre at peak times.