Two more weeks of misery for Fylde coast drivers

Standing traffic on Clifton Drive North towards St Annes from Starr Gate
Standing traffic on Clifton Drive North towards St Annes from Starr Gate
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Motorists driving between South Shore and St Annes will face another two weeks of frustration as road works over run.

Wet, sandy ground has meant that work to improve drainage at Clifton Drive North has taken longer than expected.

Lancashire County Council workers had hoped to complete the work during half term to minimise tailbacks but their excavations have been hampered.

Drivers endured misery at the junction of Clifton Drive North and Highbury Road, St Annes last month while a three way temporary traffic light system was in place. Now the resumed works will have a two way temporary system.

Harvey Danson, area highways manager, said: “We had scheduled these drainage repairs during the schools’ half term holiday while traffic is much lighter, however progress has been slow due to very poor ground conditions and it will take up to two weeks longer to get them finished.

“In the meantime I would ask people to leave more time for their journeys in this area and thank them for their patience which we complete these essential repairs.

“We’re aware of the potential for disruption caused by the need to work in such a busy area, and will be doing all we reasonably can to keep it to a minimum.”

A traffic management has been put in place to reduce the number of vehicles using the junction. Highbury Road has been closed for traffic travelling towards Clifton Road, though vehicles can turn from Clifton Road onto Highbury Road. See also:Drivers fume at long delays