Road anger as works blasted by motorists

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Road works between Fylde and Wyre have been blasted as “ludicrous” and a “waste of money” after a series of nightmare traffic jams.

Workers are making changes to the A585 near Windy Harbour in a £3m scheme to cut jams and ease traffic flow.

But last week lane closures were put in place either side of the junction with a four-way signal control to allow vital work to be carried out, causing huge tailbacks all the way to the M55 at peak times.

Fylde Council Coun Maxine Chew said: “Last week was absolutely terrible.

“It is the biggest waste of money which could have been invested in a junction.

“The junction is being widened for such a short distance then narrowing again – it will cause accidents. It is ludicrous.

“A more permanent solution must be found for people in Thornton, Fleetwood and Wyre.”

A £50m package build a new bypass was announced by the Government last year, but no start date has been set.