'Chaos' as Preston roadworks begin

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Roadworks which have closed part of a busy Preston road are causing chaos, motorists claimed today.

Work started today on the B6242 Watling Street Road, Fulwood.

The road is closed both ways from Sharoe Green Lane to Bhailok Square.

Motorist Stuart Dagger said it was "absoute chaos" as motorists approached the roadworks from Sharoe Green Lane.

He said: "The road is completely closed at the traffic lights. People are turning round,

"They don't know where to go. I have just seen a bus do a three-point turn.

"It's madness."

A temporary one-way system has been set up in the area but there are reports drivers have been seen going the wrong-way up Holmfield Road and Kennington Road.

A Lancashire County Council spokesman said: "We’re carrying out resurfacing work on Watling Street Road, which is scheduled to finish later this afternoon.

"The work affects a section between Holmfield Road and Bhailok Square, past the junction with Sharoe Green Lane.

"We apologise for the disruption it caused to people's journeys yesterday, as this is a fairly busy route.

"If we carried out this work overnight, it would be very disruptive for local properties and would affect how we could carry out this work.

"The diversionary route is via the A6 Garstang Road, Blackpool Road and Sir Tom Finney Way."