Congestion complaints at Broughton bypass

Photo Neil Cross
Work progressing on the Broughton bypass
Photo Neil Cross Work progressing on the Broughton bypass
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M​otorists were today enduring congestion caused by temporary traffic lights on a section of the A6 ​near Preston ​as part of work on the Broughton Bypass​.

​​​​The lights were installed at short notice on Wednesday and work will continue for two weeks, 24-hours a day.

​The work ​is ​tak​ing place at the site of the new roundabout, where the new bypass will connect to the existing A6.

​One motorist travelling from Garstang to Preston this afternoon said: “I set off from ​Gar​stang ​at ​2.30​pm and it took me ​an hour to get to the edge of Fulwood.

​“The tailback was almost back to Barton. I dread to think what it will be like in the rush hour.”

Another motorist said earlier on social media; “The traffic was backing up going South at Broughton this morning by 07.15, so allow plenty of time for your journey!”

​Another said:​ ​“​It’s horrendous now! Must have been nearly backed up to the Sparling at 08.30. If I had not been on a motorbike I would have been seriously late!​“​

​Highways chiefs have urged motorists to be patient and bear with them until the long-awaited Broughton bypass is complete.

It is expect to bring a massive relief to the area, seen as a congestion blackspot.