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Work to ease junction traffic is completed

Roadworks at the Broughton M55 junction.

Roadworks at the Broughton M55 junction.

Work has finished on a busy junction which connects the Fylde coast to the M6.

Lancashire County Council has been carrying out improvements to the Broughton roundabout, at the junction of the A6 and M55, since June to allow it to cope with more traffic.

The £2.6m scheme widened the junctions with the A6 and added signals and feeder lanes to improve traffic flow.

New crossing points and paths have also been installed to make the junction safer for use by both pedestrians and cyclists.

Coun John Fillis (pictured) the county council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “The positive feedback we’ve received from motorists suggests the improvements are already making a difference to their journeys.

“Adding capacity to our transport infrastructure in this way ensures people can continue to travel safely and efficiently as traffic levels increase and is vital to support future economic growth.

“I’d like to thank people for their patience while the work has been underway, and I’d also like to thank our transport planners, engineers and construction workforce for their contribution to what it’s clear to see is a very effective scheme.”

The scheme was funded with contributions from Lancashire County Council, the Highways Agency and the Homes and Communities Agency.

The improvements to the roundabout represent an integral part of work to tackle congestion on the A6 corridor around the junction, and the planned construction of a bypass for Broughton has been taken into account in the design, limiting the need for further major works to the roundabout in the future.

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