Motorists are facing a driving nightmare next week when the Broughton roundabout closes for essential roadworks.
The roundabout serving the M55 and A6 junction will be closed completely overnight on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week.
The area will be shut to all traffic - including users of the A6 - between 8pm and 6am on each of the three nights as part of a £2.6m project to improve the major roundabout junction.
Later in the week, the roundabout will be partially closured overnight on Thursday and Friday as well as overnight on Monday and Tuesday October 21 and 22 with some impact for motorway users.
Highways chiefs said diversions will be signposted using alternative motorway entry and exit slips will be in place and drivers planning to use junction 1 during the three night closures are advised to leave extra time to take the diversion routes
The work is being carried out by Lancashire County Council but with a £600,000 contribution from the Highways Agency through the Government’s £317m national pinch point programme to tackle congestion and improve safety.
The project started in June and is expected to be finished next month.
It involves widening Garstang Road on both sides of the junction and install extra traffic signals to improve the traffic flow to and from Preston
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