Busy roundabout set for improvements

Norcross roundabout
Norcross roundabout

IMPROVEMENT work on busy Norcross roundabout started at the weekend.

Last year motorists were horrified when plans to create a junction controlled with traffic lights at Norcross roundabout were announced.

The scheme included the reshaping of the roundabout at a cost of £1.9m.

But following complaints, a revised scheme, costing £195,000 has been considered , with work now set to start on Saturday.

It will include resurfacing around the roundabout as well as on the approaches from the A585. Lane markings will also be improved and the footways and cycleways will be resurfaced.

Town hall bosses have welcomed the new scheme, which is due to be completed by Sunday March 25.

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County Coun John Shedwick, vice chairman of Lancashire County Council, said: “I’m very pleased the Highways Agency has listened to the local community and introduced this revised scheme which should improve safety for drivers whilst causing minimal disruption.

“I look forward to the work being completed.”

The work will be carried out between 9.30am and 3.30pm and between 7pm and 6am.

There will also be some works over the weekend. Residents have been warned to expect delays as sections of the A585 will require single lane closures.