Residents are bracing themselves for a month of traffic chaos as transport bosses prepare to shut the main route through a market town.
Parts of Breck Road in Poulton will be shut from 6pm every night from August 5 as part of a resurfacing scheme.
But drivers can expect misery before that with a chunk of the route, between Moorland Road and Station Road, shut this week for vital utilities works.
The closures have been advertised on signs throughout the town, warning motorists to take alternative routes.
However, some drivers have been confused by the closure times, leading Coun Alf Clempson to reassure motorists the town will not be shut during either rush hour.
He said: “People have been asking about the works on Breck Road and there has been some confusion.
“The resurfacing is happening from Monday August 1 until Friday August 26 and the road will be closed between 6pm and and midnight on Queens Square, Chapel Street and Breck Road up to the junction of Moorland Road.
“I think we all accept that Queens Square, Chapel Street and the top bit of the Breck Road is long overdue. I do accept the rest of Breck Road is not as bad but I would rather this is done now rather than closing the road again in a couple of years.
“I have been fighting for three years to get these roads done and at last it is happening,. I do regret the disruption and I will keep a close eye on the works.”