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Sections of Flensburg Way in South Ribble will be temporarily closed as part of improvement work to a landmark roundabout.

Work on the A582 is now well underway to improve the junction at Flensburg Way and Penwortham Way, Farington – also known as the ‘Tank roundabout’.

Improvement work has mostly taken place so far on the eastern side of the roundabout. The next stage of the work involves the completion of the carriageway construction and surfacing work on the B5253 Flensburg Way, between the roundabout and Longmeanygate.

To carry out this work safely and effectively, daytime and night time temporary road closures will be put in place:

9pm on Fri 15 April – 8pm on Thu 21 April
Closure of Flensburg Way southbound. No restriction northbound.

8pm on Thu 21 April – 6am on Fri 22 April
Full closure of Flensburg Way in both directions.

6am – 8pm on Fri 22 April
Closure of Flensburg Way southbound. No restriction northbound.

8pm on Fri 22 April – 6am on Sat 23 April
Full closure of Flensburg Way in both directions.

6am – 9pm on Sat 23 April (or until the work is complete)
Closure of Flensburg Way southbound. No restriction northbound.

Temporary traffic signals will be in operation on the roundabout during this work.

While this work is carried out, traffic will be diverted via Longmeanygate, Golden Hill Lane, Station Brow (next to Leyland Railway Station), Preston Road, Stanifield Lane, Farington Road and the A582 Flensburg Way.

Lancashire County Council began improvement work last year to add capacity to the A582 and reduce delays on this key route in and out of Preston, and across South Ribble.

The upgrading of the A582 is one of the four major road schemes included in the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.

Phill Wilson, City Deal project manager, said: “We apologise in advance for the disruption to traffic, as well as any inconvenience to local residents and businesses. We are doing everything we can to keep this to a minimum.

“Please allow more time to travel in this area, while this work is carried out. These road closures may be lifted for short periods of time, depending on the schedule and progress of the work.

“We have tried to minimise the impact as far as possible by carrying out the work during the school holidays when there is less peak time traffic. We’ll also be making adjustments to the timings of other nearby traffic lights to help with traffic levels.

“This necessary work will help to improve journey times in the long term, and we are grateful for your patience during this work.”

For more information or to see the plans you can visit the City Deal website www.lancashirelep.co.uk/city-deal, email citydeal@lancashire.gov.uk or call us on 0300 123 6780.

Keep updated on the plans for the bypass and other highway improvement work taking place by following @LancsCityDeal on twitter.

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