Fylde villages' link road set for £336,000 upgrade

A key road linking two Fylde villages is to resurfaced at a cost of £336,000 by Lancashire County Council.

Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 12:30 pm
Bryning Land and Church Road between Wrea Green and Warton is to be fully resurfaced

The whole stretch of Church Road and Bryning Lane from Warton to Wrea Green – long the subject of calls for improvements by residents and drivers – will be given a new surface from the junction of Lytham Road near BAE Systems in Warton to the junction of Bryning Lane and Ribby Road/Station Road in Wrea Green.

A flexible road closure will be in place from 9am to 5pm from Thursday, November 5 for around 4 weeks while the work takes place.

The County Council says that access to homes and businesses will be open at all times and that the closure will only be put in place when needed. It will be removed every evening and over weekends but when the road is closed, a signed diversion will be in place for all traffic via Lytham Road, Kirkham Road, Freckleton Road, A583 Kirkham Bypass, and Ribby Road.

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Ahead of the resurfacing, some work will also take place to maintain drainage and make other minor repairs.

The County Council has already been working with Cadent Gas to minimise disruption to residents and road users, with a project to replace sections of gas pipeline due to be completed before the resurfacing begins.

The aim is to shorten the overall length of time roadworks are taking place there, and ensure no planned work takes place causing damage to the new surface soon after it is laid. County Coun Keith Iddon, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Keeping our roads in good condition is one of the county council’s top priorities as we know how important it is to residents and businesses.

“We have a long term plan to improve the condition of our roads, and this includes resurfacing full lengths when we need to. Unfortunately this particular stretch of road suffered serious deterioration after being flooded during Storm Ciara earlier this year, which has brought forward the need to resurface it before the coming winter.

“There is some short-term pain when we carry out the resurfacing as it means we do need to close the road to carry out the task efficiently and keep the duration of the closure as short as possible.

“I’m sorry for the disruption this will cause, however I hope people agree that it will be worth it when the end result will be a good quality road surface which should not need maintenance on this scale again for many years."