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Work starts next week to improve two junctions on a major road into Preston.

Construction starts on the traffic light-controlled junctions, as part of the New Hall Lane City Deal project, during week commencing 16 January.

This latest work will improve two junctions by providing better crossing points for pedestrians with new kerbs, paving surfaces and traffic lights. This work is expected to take up to six months.

The affected junctions with New Hall Lane are:
• Skeffington Road / Scotforth Road
• Acregate / Arnhem Road

Phill Wilson, project manager for the City Deal infrastructure team said:
“This is the latest stage of the work along New Hall Lane, which will improve the area for shoppers, businesses and local residents.

“Vehicles will still be access these roads during the work on the
crossings, which will involve brand new traffic lights and paving.

“We understand that this could cause some delay or disruption at times for people travelling along New Hall Lane, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by this improvement work.”

The work on New Hall Lane is part of the £434m Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal. This is an agreement between Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and Lancashire County Council, along with central government and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

The City Deal will help to create more than 20,000 new private sector jobs and see over 17,000 new homes built across Preston and South Ribble, as well as new school places, open green spaces and new health provision to cater for the growing population.

For more information visit www.lancashirelep.co.uk/city-deal.

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