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New crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on the Guild Wheel


A new crossing is being created on Garstang Road in Broughton, with separate areas for cyclists and pedestrians.

To complete this work, a section of Garstang Road will need to close at Church Lane, between 6am on 28 August and 5pm on 31 August.

The work includes painting the new road markings and other related work.

While the road is closed, a new raised junction will also be installed at Church Lane.

The new crossing will replace the existing one, and will provide increased priority for pedestrians and cyclists. It is expected to open in early September.

Emergency services have been informed about the closure. Diversions will be in place during this work.

The work is being carried out by Lancashire County Council, as part of the improvements taking place in Broughton following the opening of James Towers Way.

This work is part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.

County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “This new crossing will help to provide more space for people when they cross the road, making it easier and safer for the many cyclists who use the Guild Wheel every day.

“The number of vehicles using this section of Garstang Road has reduced significantly since James Towers Way opened last year.

“People are asked to bear with us while this work takes place to improve the village. Our ongoing improvements will make the centre of the village nicer, as well as adding wider pavements, new cycleways, tree planting and much more.”

The City Deal is an agreement between the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and Lancashire County Council, along with central government and Homes England.

Find out more about the improvement work in the village: www.lancashire.gov.uk/news/details/?Id=PR18/0319

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