10 days of 'nightmare' roadworks along Leyland Road postponed - new date for works confirmed

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Ten days of temporary traffic lights planned for a busy route through Lostock Hall and Penwortham have been pushed back to avoid “traffic hell”.

Residents in the area of Leyland Road and those commuting along the busy route into Preston were bracing themselves for long delays over the next two weeks after Lancashire County Council announced 10 days of roadworks to install new bus stops.

The works were scheduled to begin last Tuesday and were due to continue until Friday, May 17 between The Cawsey/Bee Lane roundabout and the railway bridge near the Sumpter Horse pub.

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But the plans were postponed after residents objected to the ‘chaos’ it would cause. They will now commence on Monday, June 10.

The roadworks and temporary traffic lights in Leyland Road will now take place from June 10The roadworks and temporary traffic lights in Leyland Road will now take place from June 10
The roadworks and temporary traffic lights in Leyland Road will now take place from June 10

Concerns had been raised over congestion and delays if the roadworks went ahead - combined with works already under way on The Cawsey.

Some residents were also to be affected by a prohibition on parking along the road during the works, leaving those without driveways having to park elsewhere.

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The roadworks along Leyland Road were due to begin on May 7 and continue until May 17The roadworks along Leyland Road were due to begin on May 7 and continue until May 17
The roadworks along Leyland Road were due to begin on May 7 and continue until May 17

A spokesperson for Lancashire County Council said: “The installation of two new bus stops in Leyland Road, on the stretch of road from the former Sumpter Horse pub to The Cawsey, were due to start on May 7, 2024.

“However, a decision has been made to reschedule these works as works are currently being undertaken nearby and when combined, this would have caused a significant amount of congestion in the area.

“The works at Leyland Road are now scheduled to begin on June 10, 2024 and are expected to be complete within 10 days.

“The works includes installing two bus shelters and bus stop markings, altering small amount kerbs and footway.”

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