Whittingham Lane closure starts today as part of Broughton Bypass works

The temporary closure of Whittingham Lane starts today.
Broughton bypass construction work continues.Broughton bypass construction work continues.
Broughton bypass construction work continues.

Whittingham Lane in Broughton will temporarily close from today between 9.30am and 3:30pm, from Monday, May 1, until Tuesday, May 9, for work on a new traffic island.

Dependent on the work being carried out the road may reopen earlier.

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No through traffic will be allowed along Whittingham Lane during this closure. The aim is to maintain access, where possible, to properties in Whittingham Lane.

The official diversion route will be via Longridge, Grimsargh, Red Scar and Fulwood.

The bypass is being constructed by Hochtief for Lancashire County Council. A spokesperson for Lancashire County Council said: “These latest changes are important stages of the work to connect the new bypass with the existing road network.

“There will be a signed official diversion in place for Whittingham Lane, but we know that people will choose other alternative routes for their journeys, using smaller roads that they know.

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“We’re working to keep the disruption from the construction to a minimum, and while some people will be disrupted by this work, we hope that people will bear with us while we complete this major new road.”

The work on the £24.3m Broughton Bypass is scheduled to be completed in Spring this year.